By Marli Naidoo
If you are struggling to get a job or if you would like to change jobs, there are steps you could take to make you stand out above the rest. A short course can point you in the right direction, with employers looking at your CV with interest. Many instant or short courses are also aimed at equipping you to start your own business.
Basic computer courses can help you get an office job. Start with a basic course and follow up with more advanced courses. There are many affordable and even free courses available.
Being able to manage a project from beginning to end is a valuable skill in the workplace. So, a project management course could benefit both you and your employer.
Efficient communication can be advantageous during interviews and also is essential wherever you work. Good communication can help you to build better relationships with colleagues and to resolve disputes effectively. This is a valuable skill. Fortunately, it can be acquired. There are many communication skills courses available online.
Short courses in information technology always are a good idea. More and more jobs require some kind of knowledge in this field. The options are unlimited. You can equip yourself by doing free online courses, or you can do a series of short courses that will not cost you an arm and a leg.
A short course in sewing and pattern making could help you to start your own business. You can start with simple garments, and additional courses could help you to make even wedding dresses.
Cake decoration is a sought-after skill that will always be in demand. This can also lead to a growing business you can run from home.
Technical training is another winner. Everybody needs electricians and plumbers.
These are only a handful of ideas. There are thousands of short courses available that can help getting you moving. Decide what you are interested in and where you want to go, and then equip yourself accordingly.
Oxbridge Academy: https://www.oxbridgeacademy.edu.za/blog/affordable-short-courses-can-make-employable/
Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.co.za/tech-online-courses-2018-3
Edu Connect: https://educonnect.co.za/short-courses-are-they-really-a-good-alternative/
Go think big: https://gothinkbig.co.uk/features/want-a-good-career-become-a-plumber-electrician-or-learn-any-other-trade