5 Skills to Master this Year

Written By Alla Levin
January 29, 2019
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5 Skills to Master for a Successful 2019

So, it’s the end of 2018, and the new year 2019 is upon us. Have you thought about what it is that you need to be doing this year? Have you made any resolutions yet?

If you are serious about getting ahead in your career, it is not too late start. You can reskill yourself, and prepare for high paying jobs or that lucrative promotion. So, what skills could you upgrade, or master in 2019? Here are five of them to get you started, at least think about it.

Software ProgrammingSoftware Programming

It is a well-known fact that the IT industry is here to stay. There is a continuous cycle of developing new software, maintaining existing or old software and upgrading legacy software. As such, the software industry has plenty of jobs for programmers who can code in different languages.

You can get started with C / C++ programming languages at first, to get your grips on the concepts of programming. A majority of programs are written in these languages and there is no dearth of people looking to hire good C / C++ programmers.

When you have enough experience with these basic languages, you can either move up to senior positions or learn a different language like Java and C# which are used for mobiles and tablets, understand WordPress

Photography123rf review

It is not a rule of thumb that you should master a technical skill to live in a comfortable income in 2019. Photography is a very good alternative if you are not tech savvy. You just need your camera, a good laptop or a computer and the internet. There are a lucrative market for high quality, royalty free HD images out there.

If you can get amazing photos, you can sell them on one of the many available marketplaces available and make a quick buck. For example, 123RF is a great site to upload your photos and start making a passive income. If you are not sure about such sites, just type 123rf review in Google and see what other people are saying about it before you take the plunge.

LanguagesLearning a foreign language

If you are not concerned or related to the IT field, or if it seems too difficult based on your aptitude, you can switch to a more traditional role. Learning a foreign language other than your mother tongue and English can be a distinct advantage.

Many people are trying to code their websites and marketplaces in the native language of the region of their target audiences. The demand for translators and interpreters is at an all-time high, and it is expected to go even higher as the global marketplace takes hold.

Some options to consider are Deutsch, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese as well.

Content Writingget into content writing

If you think you have the knack of playing with words, you can get into content writing as well. It is an old occupation, but it is massive in scope and a never-ending one at that.

There are various options here, like copywriting, ghost writing, editing, etc. You’ll probably have to start with copywriting or ghostwriting and create articles for various publications, websites, blogs or magazines.

With just a year’s worth of experience, you can advance up the ladder and get senior positions or move to editorial positions.

Digital MarketingDigital Marketing

Social media has taken over the world by storm and has seeped into our daily lives to become a part of it. Advertising is no longer limited to billboards, pamphlets, and newspapers or even websites. Expertly woven content on Facebook, Twitter, and other similar platforms have the potential to get more outreach than traditional methods. So, it makes sense that people who can create posts on these platforms are in incredible demand.

If you have a flair to sell things and get the word out there, you are in luck. All you need is some training in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SMO (Social Media Optimization) and you are good to go.

“Knowledge is power”, so sayeth the wise. If you keep increasing your knowledge and upgrading yourself with new technologies, you can easily enhance your status and get closer to achieving your goals. It’s just a matter of slugging it out.

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