4 Useful Skills To Learn During Lockdown | Learn & Earn From Home | Get a Job

Do you remember the time when Typewriter and Shorthand were important skills to have? But they don’t exist anymore. We had Cassettes and CD shops in every street, but not anymore. Mainframes, created a lot of jobs back then, not so many anymore. So pandemic or not, things around us… change. And it’s important that we change with them. So it doesn’t matter if COVID-19 has lowered your Salary or you just want to learn new skills to pay some bills… Today, by the end of this video you will know exactly how to use your free time to stay ahead of the crowd. Because in today’s video, we are going to see… 4 type of Skills that is Technical, Communication, Financial and Creative Skills that you must learn now to secure your future. We will also talk about how to learn these skills. And towards the end, I’ll give you a Bonus Tip so that you understand what it really takes to change with time! But before that, if you like our work,
make sure you hit that big fat like button because it motivates us to keep making more videos.

Let’s begin. So here are the 4 types of skills that you need to start developing right now that’ll also help you prepare for the future. 1) Technical Skills The technical skills that you need to learn, depend on what Career you are into right now or what career you want to shift to. For example… If you want to be a writer… then write more! You can practise by replying to questions on Quora, write a page on Wikipedia, write articles on your own blog. If you like movies, you can write movie reviews. And then you can attach all of these links to your resume and improve your portfolio. Similarly, If you are a Graphic Designer, learn… Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. And to get better at it.. design posters and share them on Social Media. Because making a commitment to post regularly will also develop discipline in you to practise every day. If you want to become a video editor,
learn Adobe After Effects, Premier Pro or even start as simple as Filmora. And if you are software engineer, learn a new technology… be it, blockchain, cloud computing, or learn a language you’ve always wanted to..

Like DART, Python or JavaScript. Listen.. these days just 3 years or 4 years of graduation is not enough. You need to keep updating your technical skills. To give you an example… you know that I am a Software Engineer by profession but I also share with you my personal finance experience that I’ve acquired during 10+ years of my corporate career. Even though we do extensive research, I also have enrolled for Investment and Risk Management courses from IIM Bangalore, to learn, so that I can give you credible information in our Finance videos. Because you deserve nothing less than top-notch
quality. Now, the easiest way to figure out what skills
you need to learn… is to look at your resume.

I know.. resumes are scary and give us anxiety. But look at it… and understand why. What sections are empty? What certifications are missing? What skills you would like to add there? And get those… because those skills will
not only boost your employability, but they will also make you stand out from the crowd. Before we move on to the next skill, I would like you to comment below and tell me what technical skill, you are going to learn next. For example.. Let this comment that you are going to make today be your commitment for tomorrow. The next set of skills you need to develop

Communication Skills. And to get better at communication,
you need to work on 2 things… a) Fluency in English language and b) Presentation skills. The only way to improve fluency, is to use the language as much as we can. So read English books, watch English movies and third is what you are already doing… watch The Urban Fight videos. There is no one book or one video that’ll
teach you English in one day. It’s a combination of doing multiple things
and using English regularly. I have already made a video about what books to read to improve your English.

The link of this video is in the description. Do check it out. After you get fluency under your belt, next comes Presentation Skills. We might be fluent in a language, but presentation skills are about using that language and expressing ourselves clearly.. Whether it is while asking a question in a team meeting, giving a speech on stage or just asking someone out on a date! And here are the 3 things you can do to get better at your presentation skills… 1) Get infront a mirror and start talking to yourself in English..

If you don’t know what to talk about, just repeat dialogues of your favourite English TV shows. 2) Open your favourite book and read a chapter from it out loud; better if it’s infront of a friend or a family member. 3) And third and I swear, this method works
like a charm… join a public speaking club, like Toastmasters. Clubs like these give you an opportunity to speak infront of an audience and these days, they are even conducting online meetings, where you can just login from home and speak, no matter how good or bad your sentence formation skills are. And the people of the club will only encourage you, because that’s what they are there for too. As I said earlier, it’s a process. So start with one thing at a time. Infact, comment below and tell me what you are going to do to improve your communication skills? For example… Comment below and commit to it, now. 3) Financial Skills The one thing that we have all learnt during
this pandemic is that money is extremely important. On one hand, our parents taught us that money
is the root of all evil… forget saving or investing.

And on the other hand.. Youtube puts,
‘Fundamental Analysis’ and ‘Stock Market’ videos in our recommended section, which is daunting. So let’s take a step back and start with the basics. Here are the 2 baby steps you need to take right now to improve your finances. 1) Understand what basic investment options
are out there.. like FDs, RDs, Mutual Funds, Insurances. For that, check out this video titled, ‘How I bought a house before turning 25’, which tells you, where you can put your money and how much returns you will get from each of the options.

In the second step, you need to learn,
how to generate long-term wealth, using the Stock Market. This is the place where your money works for
you and makes more money. So first, watch these 2 videos… Stock Market For Beginners and Trading Tutorial. These 2 videos are for beginners to understand.. What is Stock Market? How does it make money? What is trading?
How to not lose money while trading?… You can watch all 3 of these videos on our Youtube channel, ‘The Urban Fight’ and I’ve also mentioned their links in the description. I know that learning Finance sounds like a
lot of work! But listen carefully.. because nobody is going
to tell you this.. Money doesn’t just make you rich, it makes you financially independent.

And only when you are financially independent can you take your own life decisions… like which college to study in, whom to marry, where to settle without having to depend on your parents, siblings or anybody else for money. I know that ‘Finance’ itself is a complicated topic.. but breaking it down into simple tasks.. like just watching a video first… will get you closer to your Financial goals. So start watching. 4) Creative Skills I think by now, you would’ve realised that
life is a struggle, Jivan Sangharsh Hai! Ok, I am exaggerating. But as an adult, we do have to do a lot of
things. Keep learning new skills, Apply for Jobs, Maintain that job, Reply To Emails, Pay EMI, Do Taxes, Network with people, Invest Money, Pay Insurance, Cook every day, Keep the house clean, wash clothes… And all of this, when you don’t even have
kids. You need to do this day in and day out and you can’t let any of this burn you out.

So develop atleast one creative skill that makes you shut down for a few mins and forget that there is a to-do waiting. It’s just like how you restart your phone when it gets too hot. Because if you don’t.. To each it’s own, but some skills that help
you shut-down are… Gardening Sketching A Mandala Making an Origami Painting Playing a musical instrument Photography or just.. Dance You can practise these skills 2-3 times a
week or even for 15 mins every day. So take a moment to think and tell me what will be your creative skill? For example..

But please, don’t write… I am going to be on phone, scrolling through Instagram as my Creative Skill. Because Social Media only brings anxiety, not relaxation. So throw your phone away during your pause ritual. All the skills that I am mentioning today are going to add up and come together beautifully, especially when we discuss, ‘How to Make
Money from Home’ in our future videos. We all want to earn some extra bucks, find how what we love can make us money or just help our parents by having a side-income. Whatever be your reason, do not miss out on
our future videos on how to make money by subscribing to our channel and hitting that bell icon, because as you know, we make Career, Finance and Communication
videos, regularly. Now, before I give you the Bonus Tip… you know that I read most of your comments.

Give a heart and reply to a couple too. But to give your effort a little bit more limelight… we are going to pick the best comments from
the previous video … and feature it towards the end of the video
after the Bonus Tip, just like this. Remember, there is no right or wrong comment. What matters.. is the effort. So get writing because not only does it improve
your sentence formation skills, but who knows, we might even get an opportunity to showcase your comment right here in a video. Let me tell you a story. Back in 2011, I joined a club called Toastmasters, which was a public speaking club. We had to pay 36$ every 6 months to be a part of it. A friend of mine from college asked me, ‘Taskeen, why are you wasting 36$ just to.. talk?’ But after my office hours, I used to work hard on Toastmasters, wrote 100’s of scripts and improved my presentation
skills. And because of this, years later… I started a Youtube channel, The Urban Fight. It made me self-employed,
I left my old job and now we started our company 'Skillo' that employs a team of 5.

And that’s not a bad deal for 36$. The point is… We never ask for free lunches or free clothes. Then why do we ask for free books to read,
free classes to join… when we know that these are the things that
will actually make us grow. So today’s Bonus Tip is this… ‘Invest in yourself’. Join clubs, buy books,
do online courses. Because if you can’t invest enough time
and money on your self-growth, why will any company invest in you by giving
you a job? And if you are preparing to get a job.. then don’t forget to check out our website, SkilloPro.com,
where we will soon release the Interview Preparation course. In this course, we have created 14+ videos
that show you how to answer the most asked behavioural questions during interviews.. like Tell me about yourself, What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why should we hire you? How to write a resume and more. The link to our website is in the description. Do check it out. So, I am gonna go work on Skillo… and you go and start learning those 4 skills that you have mentioned in the comments below. I am Taskeen, this is The Urban Fight and I’ll see you in the next video.

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