Getting hired in today’s job market might require picking up a new skill or two. Start by taking inventory of what you’re best at. Think: hard skills like software or program training, plus the transferable skills you have developed like critical thinking and problem solving. Then decide where you could improve or add something new. Many online resources are free and others may offer free trails. You can learn everything from coding and project management to photography and design. Developing new skills during quarantine to make yourself stand out as a candidate is a good investment. But if your not read to jump in — that’s okay too. Focus on articulating all the skills you do have instead to get noticed faster by companies and industries that are hiring.
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