Secure your future with these online skills

Without education you will lack the basic skills needed to get the career that you desire.

The more skills you have, the better your chances of achieving success in your chosen field. And there’s an app for pretty much anything.

Education, as they say, is the key to success in life. Without it, you will lack the basic skills needed to get the career that you desire.

But the more skills you have, the better your chances of achieving success in your chosen field. You don’t have to have it all figured out just yet, of course, but there is no harm in arming yourself with as much knowledge as possible in the areas that interest you.

In fact, there’s an app for pretty much anything. App stores have entire sections dedicated to both paid and free education apps that assist you in learning practically anything: From common school subjects, to artsy things, and even passing your learner driver license test.

Here are a few digital tools that’ll help you on your path to career success. Good luck!

Upskill for success

You can gain many CV-boosting skills through online courses. Digital education platforms like Udemy offer short courses spanning from finance, management, health and fitness, IT and software, marketing and media, personal development and parenting, tourism and hospitality, and much more.

The price of courses can range from free to a few thousand rand so you’ll always be able to find something that suits your budget. All courses are broken down into manageable chunks of work that you can do anywhere in your free time from a laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

Get the best career advice

Careers24’s career advice provides you with tips to take your career to the next level; from the application process, to the hiring process and beyond. Using videos, questionnaires, lists, research, infographics, and more, Careers24’s career advice delivers uniquely South African content.  

You can stay up to date with the latest job advice, by following their social media profiles. Whether you’re in the engineering industry, finance sector or another; whether you’re a graduate, matriculant, or manager; whether you define success as having lots of zeros on your pay cheque, or whether you just want to get paid doing a hobby. You can learn something new every day.

Find inspiration

Experts - on any subject you can imagine - around the world share their knowledge through TED Talks. You can find talks on a specific subject, talks for or by teenagers, talks on education or by inspiring teachers.

There are more than 2 000 TED Talks accessible from their app with subtitles in over 100 languages. Find your role models, your favourite subjects, the concepts you struggle most understanding, and you’ll find the inspiration you need.

Master a new language

If you’re in an industry that offers opportunities for international travel, it might be a good idea to learn an international language. You’ll impress your managers and foreign co-workers, and your ego will be stroked.

Try an app like Duolingo. It’s a free and offers short, simple lessons and games that will help you learn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish or Turkish. The more you practice and the more you hear and use words, the faster you will learn the language. Master vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar in the language of your choice (or try several if you’re ambitious).

In the process of learning new skills, you’re likely to build up excellent general knowledge that you can use to impress your friends, your family and your mentors.

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