Still trying to find your bearings? Still haven't found your calling? Don't worry, it isn't that easy. But well, one thing's for sure- you've got to keep experimenting and dabbling in different things to get an answer to these questions.
Not everyone is cut out for the rat race and it isn't everyone's aim to get that swanky corner office. Some of us want to live off the grid and make the most of what life has to offer. Do what you love and everything in life will fall into place!
So with this spirit in mind, here are some quirky courses you could take instead of the conventional career path!
Teamwork is an essential component of most professional activities in the modern world. But what makes an effective team? This free course by The University of Queensland is an introduction to teamwork skills for all disciplines that will help you improve your own performance and that of your team. You can learn it from home. So then what are you waiting for? Enroll now!
It's a self-paced course and takes 6-8 hours to complete! Go Go Go!
Always wanted to be a journalist? This one's for you! Improve your English grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills through exciting topics in journalism and world news. This free course by University of California offers instruction in English language development for students who are studying journalism or working journalists who want to improve their English proficiency. It's free and can be learned from home.
It only takes 3-4 hours/week to complete this one and lasts for 5 weeks.
There's nothing like running your own business. But of course, it requires a skillset that can be learnt. And YOU KNOW What? These series of courses coming from IIM Bangalore can teach you how to run your own company. What are you waiting for? Register now! And… It can be learned from home!
Did you know there are companies out there willing to pay a bomb to people who can speak Mandarin Chinese. After all, it's spoken by 1.3 billion people in the world. That's a whopping 18.24% of the world population. This free introductory Chinese language course from TsinghuaX University will emphasize basic language skills for everyday life in Mandarin-speaking countries. You can learn it from home as well. Register now!
It just takes 3 hours/week and a total of 6 weeks to get started. Give it a shot!
Lead by example! In this free course offered by Catalyst, you will learn what separates a good leader from a mediocre one! You will also learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams. Enroll Now!
It only takes 6 hours to complete this one. Gotta start somewhere, right?
Poetry lives in any reader, not necessarily in performance by the poet or a trained actor. Steve jobs said the reason why his team was so successful at Apple was because they were not just intelligent people but also poets and artists at heart. This free course by Boston University will teach you how to think about, read, listen to, and engage with poems. It's free and can be learned from home. Register for it. Now!
There is nothing like a great resume to get you ahead in your job search. Your resume is the first point of contact with any potential employer. Learn how to network and improve your interview skills through this course from Fullbridge. Register for it and make that everlasting impact on your next boss. It's free and can be learned from home in no time!
If you have just started earning or want to plan well in advance to utilize the money in your bank account, then this course from Berkeley is perfect for you. Take control of how to save and invest so that your money can make wealth for you. Like Robert Kiyosaki said, working for money isn't enough, you have to make your money work for you. Register now and start managing your money now. It's free!
The most important thing in today’s corporate world is effective business writing and communication. This course from Berkeley will help you prepare for your job and writing emails or formal writing in offices as well as prepare you for your higher studies applications! So?? What are you waiting for? Register now. It's free
English is the language of the world, especially in official settings. Learning how to converse effectively in English with this course from TsinghuaX University can change your personal and professional life and open up new opportunities for you. Learn to speak and communicate effectively starting today- Register now!
Everybody is using apps these days and all successful businesses are shifting towards a mobile first approach. Develop your skills and learn how to become an Android app developer. Everyone is demanding and appreciating people who have knowledge of app development. This course from Hongkong University of Science and Technology will help you do that. Who knows, you could be on your way to coding the next billion dollar app. Register now!
Ever wondered why Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are such valuable companies? It’s because of their use in digital marketing and branding! Digital marketing is the hot new job and will be for the next 15 years! With this course from Curtin University you will be able to leapfrog your career. Talk about staying in line with the latest trends – Register now! And that too for free.
Your time is Now! Grab it and take the next 5 Years to try what you want to do.
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So, seize the day, my friend! There's Always Time for Corporate Jobs & Safe Salaries!
Ps. We're not preaching you go out there and try something unconventional, but if you have the risk appetite to experiment- go out there. THE WORLD IS YOUR PLAYGROUND.
The world is made of people who're no smarter than you. And YOU CAN CHANGE IT!