5 Weekend Classes To Take Your Career To The Next Level

Shaili posted on 08 January

Ten-Second Takeaway

You’ve been skimming job websites and have FINALLY found something that you’re interested in. But wait, they require a skill that you still don’t have. At this point, most of us would do a mental count to 10, deep breathe and curse the world for all its extra challenges. But, there’s always a solution.

Hang on, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to find the time for an additional skill, with your regular office hours, feeding the cat, Netflix binge-watching and probably cooking an elaborate meal to keep you happy. It’s simple. You don’t really have to spend too much time on a class; you can pick your own time, place and maybe haggle over its cost but at the end of the day, you know you’ve got that extra edge and you own it.

Here are five classes that could be of some use:

Public Speaking

It’s not a technical skill but trust us when we tell you that it’s as important. Nowadays, more places demand this skill of you; whether you have presentations or meetings, or are even trying to get promoted – this skill is highly valued. A lot of us lack the confidence it takes to be able to speak well and with a purpose. Master this skill and sail through a lot of work barriers.

You could find a number of online courses or even individuals who can come home and help you become a better speaker.

What: Personal Development by Limitless EQ

Where: Andheri East (their Head Office) for individuals. However, if you’re a corporate or even a group of individuals, you can give them a call and they’ll arrange to have a meeting in your area.

Go here.

Schools & Colleges

91 Springboard, Ackruti Trade Centre, MIDC, Andheri East, Mumbai

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Language Courses

Learning a new language opens up a world of career opportunities and can even help improve your employment prospects. Many big companies are now coordinating with vendors across the globe and require a set of language skills that can help them. So, whether it is French, German, Spanish, Chinese or anything else, pick one up and see how it helps boost your career.

 

For other language courses, go here.

Community Groups

Theosophy Hall, 40, New Marine Lines, Mumbai

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Graphic Design

A highly sought-after skill these days, graphic design {Photoshop, InDesign or even Illustrator} is used by a number of people across platforms and is imperative to communicate what a brand or company is all about. It might seem like a daunting task, but it’s not that hard. There are a number of certificate courses that you could take or even train online. The best bit – you’ll change the way you see the world. So, make sure you brag about your new skills in your CV.

Where: FX School, Andheri

New Batch: Jan13 onwards {6 months}

Go here.

Schools & Colleges

Morya Landmark 1, 105, New Link Road, Opp. Infinity Mall, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Social Media

There’s more to social media that just tagging, posting and sharing. More and more employers are ‘getting with the times’ and tend to check out your social media handles – what you post, your interests, your hobbies, things you don’t like, things you’re tagged in – yes, they see it all. So while you’re at it, take some time out and clean up your pages. But as a skill, it helps to learn the art of social media marketing.

What: Digital Marketing Training Institute {Andheri West / Matunga West}

Top Courses: Master Diploma in Internet Marketing, Advance WordPress Course, Web Design Course, Advanced Digital Marketing Course

Go here.

Schools & Colleges

Pearl Plaza, 7th Floor, Office 704, Next To McDonalds, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Basic Coding

Learning basic programming skills can be really helpful – you can build your own blog or even create a small website of your own. Most of us assume that coding is not meant for people like us, but don’t go ahead with that mindset. If you don’t want to spend much on this, you can get on YouTube or pick up an online course and give it a shot.

Where: Compufield Computer Institute

Programming Courses: C & C++, Java Development Kit, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Python, R Language, Diploma in Java Programming, Diploma in DOT NET Technology, Diploma in Software Engineering

Go here.

Community Groups

O Priya Building, Dr. Peter Dias Road, Near Mehboob Studio, Bandra West, Mumbai