There’s so much you can learn from the comfort of your own home! If you find yourself with free time, why not spend it on gaining or improving valuable skills that you can add to your resume and use in your professional and personal life.

Check out our ideas for upskilling at home.

Computers1. Computer Skills

We spend a lot of our lives on screens, but are you using them to the best of your ability? You may want to develop your IT skills for work or for your projects at home. There’s so much more to explore in Excel than just spreadsheets. Maybe you want to increase your online presence or improve your accounting skills for your business. Or have you ever wanted to create professional documents in Adobe InDesign? Try a new program or develop your skills on something you’re already familiar with.


Languages2. Learn a Language

Have you always wanted to learn a language? Or did you learn one at school, only to forget it once you left? Now’s a great time to discover or rediscover your love for languages. It’s a great way to meet new people, immerse yourself in another culture and pick up the lingo. If you’re returning to a language after a long hiatus, check out our top tips.


Personal Development3. Personal Development

It might be hard to think about ourselves at the moment, but by helping ourselves, we can help others! Have you always wanted to be more assertive or improve your relationships or your wellbeing? Now is the time to look after yourself and there are plenty of online tools you can use. Try a new yoga routine to help you relax or look into ways to improve your self-esteem and relationships with others.


Writing4. Polish Your Writing

Has writing been something you always enjoyed doing but never found the time? No matter what form you’re interested in, take the opportunity to put your ideas on paper or on screen. Whether you want to work on your novel, try some poetry, add to your blog or record your life experiences, writing can be cathartic. Your writing will improve with practice. And it’s something you can do anywhere – grab a pen and paper or your computer and start today.


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