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In November, Self-Care Awareness Week (November 16-22) just ended, but we celebrated the week supporting the idea of self-care across communities, families, and generations. And, with the holiday season beginning, I wanted to highlight four specific ways to support yourself, community, and families with self-care activities. Obviously, with a travel twist.
In our last week of November, our focus is on “Finding Remote Work”. Many of you have worked remotely this year due to COVID-19 and have fallen in love with the flexibility and comfort of working from anywhere (WFA). But, will your employer make it permanent? In case you want to work from anywhere in the world, here’s Artur Meyster of Career Karma with some helpful advice.
Remote work has become the new standard in 2020, and employers are on the hunt for candidates with the skills to work independently. Many recently unemployed people have decided to take online courses to get skilled. However, others may not be sure of how to add value to their skills. Remote work has been proven to increase companies’ productivity and employees’ job satisfaction, and companies are doing what they can to catch the attention of qualified job-seekers.
Becoming a remote worker will not only allow you to achieve a better work-life balance but will also help prepare you for future work challenges. If you want to gain skills that will help you find remote work, these tech skills are a great place to start. They will be a huge boost to your resume, and companies will make exceptional offers to candidates with these skills.
Remote Work – Amazon Web Services
Amazon is among the leading companies in the cloud computing industry. They have reshaped the way organizations keep their data safe and access it. Cloud computing is an emerging technology that’s helping businesses take big strides. AWS helps companies reduce costs in terms of workspace rent as physical databases are not required. It also provides companies with new ways to analyze and interpret data efficiently.
For data scientists and database administrators, learning AWS is a must. With machine learning algorithms, data scientists can create better insights to lead companies to success. Database administrators are responsible for creating backup and recovery plans to help keep data secure. Consequently, learning AWS makes their job easier as they can store information in the cloud and rest assured that they will not lose important files.
If you want to learn AWS, Coding Dojo is one coding school that offers part-time courses that students can take from home. The company is committed to its students’ success and allows them to become self-sufficient developers in only four months.
At Coding Dojo, you’ll receive real-time support from instructors throughout each course. And after learning programming skills like CCS, Git, HTML, and AWS, standing out from the competition will be easier.
Enrolling in a vocational school like Thinkful is also a great way to learn new skills. The institution even provides students with a career support team to help them launch their new tech career. At Thinkful, students can meet experts in the field and learn from the best.
Thinkful also financing options for those who struggle to pay upfront, such as ISA or loan financing. That way, you’ll stay focused on learning instead of finances.
Digital Marketing & Working Remotely
The digital transition has reshaped the marketing industry. Companies are now leaning on digital marketers to improve their strategies. Digital marketers are responsible for using digital channels to reach potential customers. Becoming a digital marketer requires creativity and a love of customer service. Marketers often use social networks like Instagram to provide personalized services and increase customer satisfaction. On the other hand, digital marketers also have to learn SEM and SEO skills to increase a company’s brand recognition. Digital marketers can earn up to $111,000 per year in the US, according to Glassdoor.
BrainStation is a vocational school where students can learn digital marketing skills in 12 weeks. They’ll develop SEM, marketing analytics, content marketing, and email marketing skills that are essential to landing a marketing job. By learning the latest digital marketing techniques, students will be ready to help any company create exceptional campaigns and innovate the market.
The increasing demand for remote workers and tech professionals has led to more remote working opportunities. Learning new tech skills will make you an attractive candidate while applying for jobs. By building your skills to work from anywhere, you can get a job with the flexibility to maintain a better work-life balance.
Bio: Artur Meyster is the CTO of Career Karma (YC W19), an online marketplace that matches career switchers with coding bootcamps. He is also the host of the Breaking Into Startups podcast, which features people with non-traditional backgrounds who broke into tech.
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