Productive Ways To Use The Internet To Grow Your Career
The internet is a blessing, at least most of the time when it is messing up with our productivity, becoming addictive and making us forego sleep by spending countless hours online watching funny videos, sharing photos and communicating with friends and family. Internet speeds have become faster while the cost has significantly dropped making it accessible to almost everyone across the world.
Different people use the internet differently. Some use it to solve pertinent business issues; others are on the internet to waste time and have fun while some are on the Internet mainly for social media and communication. A number also use the Internet to make money and grow their income through genuine ways to make money online; not those get-rich-quick schemes that often turn out to be frauds.
There also those who take advantage of many of the Internet’s gifts to learn new skills, acquire new knowledge, and grow their careers. There are many ways to be productive online and grow your career.
Learn New Skills
There are a lot of online courses and universities from which someone can further their education and sharpen and increase their skillset at absolutely no cost. Even those that charge only request for a comparatively small fee compared to the traditional classroom work. Employers now accept transcripts and degrees from online universities and spending your time online gaining new skills will definitely add some glow to your resume.
Udacity, for example, is an online university where you can learn about programming, digital marketing, computer science, artificial intelligence among many other courses that are in demand in the labor market. Most of their courses are well-structured with video tutors to take you through the lessons and exercises to test your knowledge.
You learn at your own convenience and free time.
There are few employers today who still use print media to advertise vacancies and opportunities in their organizations. Most job opportunities and internships are now listed online in employment sites such as TheJobexplorer.com. From permanent jobs to temporary jobs, short-term contracts to long-term jobs, part time to full time. You are most likely to find a job that suits your career choices online.
Whether you are looking to start your career or searching for greener pastures, the Internet is your friend. In many job sites, you can register and place your resume, select your level of experience and expertise and sign up for email alerts whenever a job that matches your qualifications is advertised.
There is no shortage of interview tips and advice online: how to prepare for an interview, questions to expect, how to answer them, and what to wear to give the best impression to a prospective employer.
There are many ways to improve your personal brand online. For starters, you can create a personal blog or website and write about matters related to your industry. A blog is a great platform to share your professional knowledge on certain subjects with the rest of the world. It’s a good way to get noticed in your industry and be seen as an authority in your field of expertise.
Regardless of how you use the internet, there are many ways in which it can be implemented to further your career. Ensuring you use it to your advantage will help your personal career growth; through time effort and commitment, anything is possible.
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