Top skills you need to have for when the quarantine ends

Have you found yourself having all of the time in the world during this quarantine? Have you thought “What am I going to do today?” Have you ever wondered about how you can improve yourself while staying at home?

With all of this free time, you can improve your skills and learn new ones in the comfort of your own home! This is the best time for you to invest in yourself for when the quarantine ends and you can begin your future.

Here are some of the skills you may want to have when the circumstances are better:

  1. Time Management - this skill will always be important, especially for people who are already working. You might be tempted to lie down, and to relax in front of Netflix  even when you know you still have work to do. But you should avoid this temptation! This is one of the best times for you to exercise your time management skills. Find out what kind of time table works for you. Set your own alarms to keep track of when you should finish or start a new task. Make sure you prioritize your tasks accordingly. But of course, it’s not all about work, remember you also need to relax and make time for leisure activities, now is not the time to burn yourself out!

  2. Learn a Foreign Language - while you can take a class (post-pandemic) or an online language course, this will most likely be a large time commitment that you will struggle to fit into your normal working hours.  But as we have now on YouTube you can learn a language for free. There are also applications you can download on your smartphone to learn a new language like Duolingo, Memrise, and LinguaLift.  Knowing a foreign language gives your resume a boost and more opportunities for you to take on.

  3. Earn a New Certification - Webinars and online courses are a great way to make the most of your time at home, but earning a certification will take your career goals to the next level. It is more of a time commitment, as you must pass an exam administered by a certifying agency, but it is a valuable asset when applying for a new job, leveraging a raise and making yourself essential in the workforce. 

These are just some of the skills you can learn while in quarantine. By the time the crisis dies down, hopefully your skills are sharpened enough and will help you in the future.

You may also apply to Placement International’s Online Cruise Certification  in the comfort of your own home and let us help you find the perfect position at a  Luxury Cruise Company. You may start working as soon as possible after quarantine, and start a once-in a lifetime journey onboard! Apply now!


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