For reasons that I don’t need to explain, many people are finding they have a lot of free time on their hands these days.
If you’re out of work there are many people giving great advice on using social media and the internet to upskill yourself and get back in the game. I think this is great advice, and there are already lots of people doing it well.
If you do decide to upskill, what skills should try learn? For some people the answer could simply be improving a skill you have or persuing something you have always wanted to do but never had the time. If, however, you want to invest your time in a skill that will directly increase your employability (if that’s a word!) then you should check out the Elance blog.
If you don’t know it, elance.com is an online marketplace for professionals. You can use it to hire people for a project or to offer your services online. Each month they publish a list of the most in-demand skills. Here’s the top 10 skills that people were looking for in February. Hopefully it can help you decide what to focus on.
|February Rank||Skill Name||Trend from January|
Click here for the top 100.
Thanks a million for your kind words :)
The website you suggested, Elance is really good. A friend of mine is a graphic designer so I will forward it to her. It's good to know that companies can post new projects there and if you are a consultant, it's a great place to find your next opportunity.
Glad you liked it!
And thanks for the comment!