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Looking To Switch Jobs? Hit Up These Weekend Classes That Will Aid Your Career Growth

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

Public speaking might not be a technical skill, but it sure is very important. As a skill, it is highly valued by most organizations these days- be it giving high profile presentations or conducting meetings, or just you trying to get promoted; you're going to require your oratory skills to help you sail through. A lot of us lack the confidence it takes to speak well and with a purpose. You can master this skill, and slide smoothly through a lot of work barriers. 
There are a number of courses on the internet, or even individuals who will come home and tutor you to become a better speaker.

What: Personality Development by Excel Academy

Where: Andheri West (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.

Classes & Workshops

Excel Academy


Shoppers Point Shopping Centre, 309, SV Road, Andheri West, Mumbai


Language Courses

These days there is an increasing demand for people who can help in effectively bridging the gap between two cultures. The world is moving fast towards becoming global and the demand for professions who are able to communicate multilingually is growing manifold. 

The opportunity and resources to learn a foreign language are very easily accessible in today's time, with the advent of the internet. So, whether it is French, German, Spanish, Mandarin or anything else, pick one up and see how it helps boost your career.

Where: Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institute, Academia De Espanol, Yeh China

Schools & Colleges

Academia De Espanol


Andheri Sports Complex, Ground Floor, 1, Andheri West, Mumbai


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

Top Courses: CGI Animation, Photography, Film Making, Digital Art, Gaming 

Schools & Colleges

FX School


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


Social Media

There's much more to social media than just posting, sharing, tagging and liking. Organizations are now all 'getting with time' and scrutinize your social media handles- what interests you, what you post, posts you are tagged in, and more; trust us, they do see it all. Since you're at it, we think it's a good idea to take some time out and clean up your social media handles. IT definitely 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.

Schools & Colleges

Digital Marketing Training Institute


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


Basic Coding

If you thought programming was only for developers, let us try and correct you- basic programming skills can be really helpful in designing and building your own blog or website {we also found a lot of resumes being presented in the form of blogs}. However, if you are not looking at spending too much time on this, pick up your favourite tutorial off YouTube or look out for 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

Classes & Workshops

Compufield Computer Institute

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