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5 useful skills to learn online after graduation

Asra Rizwan Written by Asra Rizwan · 1 min read>

Recently graduated? Waiting to get hired? Each day seems too long? If you answered yes to these questions then it is the time you become productive. You can teach yourself these useful digital skills for free and fancy up your CV. With these skills under your belt, you can also take up a freelancing opportunity whilst waiting for a job placement.

1. Microsoft Excel

Students have a knack of not taking Microsoft Excel seriously. It is insanely useful when it comes to keeping records, sorting them and putting formulas. If you want to master how spreadsheets work and add some brownie points on your CV, take this free course.

2. Data Scraping

If you are familiar with basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, then data scraping can be easy peasy for you. Equipping yourself with this skill will allow you to dig PDFs and websites to mine useful data for different organizations. You can learn this skill through a free course.

3. Search Engine Optimization

SEO is a free trick that helps companies to grow their search engine organic traffic by using certain standardized phrases, techniques, and keywords in the content. Internet companies take SEO very seriously, it can either make them or break them. So if your resume has this skill, it will be a major plus point. You can learn this useful skill for free.

4. Social Media Marketing

Social Media has emerged as a strong channel for digital marketing. Social Media Marketing enables you to navigate your product/service through social media, using hashtags effectively, developing campaigns and scheduling posts to publish with effective timing. You can grasp the concepts of social media marketing to increase likes and share with these self paced fee courses on Facebook and Twitter marketing.

5. Digital Creative Skills

For people who have a flair for digital creativity, they should check out these free courses to learn about digital design. You can learn how to develop illustrations, digital paintings, animation, branding design etc. These skills can also help you score some freelancing projects.

Written by Asra Rizwan
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