5 Great Skills to Learn this Year

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Philadelphia, PA5 Great Skills to Learn this Year - Constant learning keeps you competitive, invaluable, and indispensable. Any new skill that you learn can be turned into something useful or money-making opportunity, but here are five of the best ones to learn this year if you’re not sure what to try next:


 Digital Marketing

With so many new digital marketing trends and strategies quickly emerging, it’s more important than ever for businesses to use them to succeed. Workers with digital marketing skills are in very high demand, and many people in the industry claim that there is actually a skill gap. This means that there are plenty of jobs related to digital marketing available, but not enough skilled workers to fill them.

Upgrade your digital marketing skills by learning how to do things like run call only ads and campaigns, how to use social media in marketing successfully, and how to target your ideal audience through demographics, behavior, and interests.

Content Writing

Closely related to digital marketing, content writing seems like a relatively simple task, but it actually requires quite a lot of talent and skill. It isn’t just a matter of writing compelling and engaging content; it also understands what keywords to use and how to utilize SEO or search engine optimization.

If this is all too confusing for you, it’s worth taking an SEO class offered by industry experts Marccx Media. There, you will learn not only the complete basics of SEO but also unique tips and tricks on how you can be the most effective and successful content writer possible.

Better Time Management

Huge advances in technology have made it possible for us to telecommute and work remotely instead of in a traditional office setting. While this has made things more convenient for us, it has also blurred the lines between work and our personal lives. Many people suffer from burnout these days, just because they don’t know where to draw the line between work and their own lives. Their lives start to revolve around work 24/7 because technology has made it so easy for us to access our work wherever we go.

Time management is a skill and one that takes practice before you can master it. For your physical and mental health, start practicing better time management today, and you will feel more productive, energized and fulfilled as you work.

Web Development

Trends are changing at an almost dizzying pace in the web development industry. Those with web development skills are in very high demand, as the rise of e-commerce is expected to make thousands of web development jobs available very soon. You won’t be able to learn web development overnight, but a great way to jumpstart your knowledge is by joining a web development boot camp.

Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality

Up until a few years ago, you had probably never even heard of augmented reality. The difference between virtual reality and augmented reality is that the former immerses the user in an environment, while augmented reality enhances it. Technological giants are quickly ramping up the virtual reality teams even now, and you can expect plenty of jobs to become available in that industry in the next few years.

Don’t stop learning, being curious, and staying interested. There is a wealth of information available to you right at your fingertips; all you need is the hunger and thirst to keep learning and the willingness to dedicate time and effort to pick up new skills.

 

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