Top 5 Skills to Learn During Lockdown (Coronavirus)

The world as we know is currently on hold, most companies are shutting down while others are still working remotely. The new world order is emerging and I bet you that after the covid19 pandemic is over, the way we work will change drastically, and a lot of people will not be ready for this new world order. In this post, we will be sharing the top 5 Skills to learn During Lockdown.

The truth is regardless of the pandemic, the world is growing and constantly looking for ways to be more productive. While you stay at home, it is paramount that we make use of the free time given to grow physically, mentally and professionally. Of course, mental sanity is important, we all know how this situation can be depressing for some. We should look at it in the light that we have been given free time to restructure how we do things. If you were to start all over, what would you do differently?

Before we list out the top 5 Skills to learn During Lockdown, there are some things to consider before you choose a skill to learn. Below are four necessary criteria for choosing a skill to learn.

5 Criteria For Choosing a Skill to Learn During Lockdown

  1. Immediate impact in your current profession: In choosing a skill to learn, you should go for a skill that can be implemented almost immediately, and is somewhat related to your field of study or practice.

  2. Relatively low Timeline to learn: You don’t want to pick a skill that requires you enrolling for a 4 years program to learn. Choose a skill that can be learned in a few months or weeks even, generally something that won’t take long to Master.

  3. You can learn at your own Pace: Believe it or not, this lockdown had some negative impact on the brain. Pick something that you can set your own learning timeline, then try as much as possible to stick to your learning curve.

  4. Learn from the comfort of your home: As the world is currently on lockdown, there’s no point registering for a course that requires physically being present to learn. Go for a skill that can be learned anywhere in the world.

  5. A skill with high demand: The new world order will soon begin after this pandemic. It is necessary to pick a course that will be in high demand after the Coronavirus pandemic.

With that in mind, let us now list the top 5 Skills to learn During Lockdown.

Top 5 Skills to Learn During Lockdown

1. Programming Skills

Top 5 Skills to learn During Lockdown

Coding skills are and will continue to be in high demand in the world. There will be more demand than there is the supply of programmers. Programming can be web development, App development, data science, artificial intelligence, etc. In our next post, we will be sharing the top 5 programming languages to learn in 2020, stay tuned.

2. Digital Marketing Skills

Top 5 Skills to learn During Lockdown

Digital marketing involves brand awareness using online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Digital marketing comprises SEO, email marketing, social media marketing, content writing. Most businesses operating offline are now taking their businesses online due to the lockdown. Digital marketing can be learned from anywhere in the world, there are a lot of free tutorials on YouTube and Udemy to help you get started.

3. Project Management

Top 5 Skills to learn During Lockdown

Most companies are moving their teams online and working remotely. It is slowly becoming the new world order. Project management involves effectively assigning roles to team members and managing each member to ensure the company’s goals are achieved and ensure timelines are met.

4. Copywriting Skills

Copywriting skills

I used to think copyrighting involves copyrights and ownership. Copyrighting simply means writing a copy that will drive sales or close deals for your clients. If you have a passion for sales you can opt to learn to Copywrite. Truth is, the demand is higher than the supply for skilled copywriting experts and will continue to increase especially after this lockdown is over.

5. Designing Skills

User Interface Design

Designers are responsible for giving companies identity both offline and online. There are lots of ways to Excel in designing. You can be a UI designer, Designing the User Interface of websites or you can become a graphics designer, designing logos, banners, business cards for businesses. The best part about graphics designing is that you can learn from the comfort of your home. Thanks to technological advancements, you can become a designer even if you don’t have a laptop to install the heavy software required for the design. I will be hosting a free Tutorial on mobile graphics designing. If you are interested click on this link to get in contact with us.

Conclusion

In this post, we have shared the top 5 Skills to learn During Lockdown that will put you at the forefront in your chosen career. You don’t have to master all of them, simply pick one and stick to it. There are a lot of materials and courses online, both free and paid to help you get started.