What can you learn in a month? Practically anything you want! With the internet filled with online courses, virtual classrooms, webinars, and lectures, it’s like having your own digital university at your fingertips, at a fraction of the cost of studying offline.
As vaccines triumph viruses, sharpening your skillset is going to come in handy, sooner than you think.
If the thought of studying puts you off, chill because there are many non-traditional learning tools at your disposal: YouTube videos, Pinterest tutorials, TikTok, and even Netflix documentaries carry many learning opportunities if you look beyond the clutter.
When the world is standing still and your couch is looking like it can take a break, you know it’s time to do something that involves a bit more than binge-watching series.
For World Youth Skills Day, we’ve listed 10 skills you can learn in a month online, including some digital musts and some useful life skills.
1. Excel your Excel
It’s not everybody’s cup of tea but learning how to use Excel properly (and not just for making lists) is an easy ticket to acing any organisational or personal work. Browse through the many videos, tutorials, and short courses online, and you’d soon be excelling between the spreadsheets.
2. Wiz through meetings
Meetings aren’t going anywhere; whether we like it or not, we have to host them, go through them, survive them and make them work for us. Get to know how to make the most of meetings, improve productivity and summarise agreements with Meeting Skills.
3. Boost your Health & Safety know-how
From Graphic Designers to Sales Managers, having a basic idea of ensuring health and safety at the workplace (and home) is crucial in a post-pandemic world. Enrol in this Health and Safety course and get to know first aid, how to manage mental health, ensure your personal safety and more!
4. Don’t be a podcast outcast
It’s trending, and it’s here to stay. Switch sides and learn to host your own podcast. It’s easy and fun, just like listening to a…. you get the gist. Fancy a listen? Here is a list of inspiring podcasts from entrepreneurs and leaders who have walked their talk.
5. Experiment with self-editing
Be it photos, videos or even an infographic, learning how to edit and publish content on your own is a handy skill today. It’s all about knowing your way around software with a pinch of creativity. Plus, you’d be saving a lot of time and money.
6. Be a cyberlearning prodigy
Pretty much everything learnable is available online now, so how do you master e-learning? Read up on some to-dos and must-sees in Introduction to E-Learning.
7. Get over the reading bumps
Speed reading might look jaw-droppingly inspiring, but it doesn’t need too much effort once you get the basics right!
8. Be a better timekeeper
Not too good at planning schedules and worse at meeting deadlines? Staying ahead of the clock is not as time-consuming as you might think. Check out the Managing Yourself and Time course.
9. Cook like a chef
We don’t mean frying sausages and eggs. Put your apron on and sharpen those knives! Learning to cook is as easy as pie with celebrity chefs and amateur cooks sharing recipes, tips, and tricks online.
10. Don’t be pressured over flat tyres
You might not find this in a job description, but it’s a necessary life skill! You don’t need to go to a technical college to learn basic car repairs with the amount of online content available at your non-greasy fingertips. Say no more to tyres tiring you out!
We hope you enjoyed this list of suggestions we’ve prepared for you. Do you know of other skills can you learn in a month? Tell us in the comments!