In today’s world, diversification matters—for your personal life and your work life. The more you diversify your knowledge and your talents, the better off you’ll be. As an example, consider the following two résumés: the first is very well-written, perfectly designed, but it focuses on a single skill; the second resume is also well-designed and written, but it covers a wide range of skill, talent, and experience. The second résumé will give you a better chance to succeed. Skill diversification within a particular industry is incredibly important.
So, with that being said, here are 3 online courses that can help you specialize and diversify your career skills:
1. Professional QuickBooks® Course
Many small businesses throughout the world use QuickBooks® software. It is a comprehensive and affordable accounting piece of software designed to help small businesses bring organization and clarity to their finance management. If you work in an office environment, whether you’re looking to become an administrative assistant or small business owner, learning QuickBooks® could help your career going forward. Even if you don’t work in an office, QuickBooks® can teach you about the essential principles of managing money, which is something we all need.
2. Introduction to the Principles of Small Business Management Course
We’re going to go out on a limb and say that you've probably worked for, worked with, or purchased goods/services from a small business. Of course you have. They are everywhere. Most of the businesses we work for are of the “small” variety, which is why it’s important to learn about their components. You get that with the Introduction to the Principles of Small Business Management course. With this course, you will learn about business development, accounting, finance, marketing, and much more. Existing small business owners, future small business owners, and managers would benefit greatly.
3. Administrative Assistant Course
The neat thing about our online course for administrative assistants is that the concepts learned can be applied to other areas of business, whether you are pursuing a career in administrative assisting or not. You will learn a broad range of skills, including essential computer and typing techniques, accurate record keeping, and the proper way to greet clients. All of these skills are relevant to any (or most) office jobs. So, if you want to become an administrative assistant or secretary, you can. But if you are also looking to expand your role in an administrative setting of any kind, this course can help you too.
Take a look at some of our other professional online career training programs. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to call us at (888) 501-7686. Also, don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ for a wealth of relevant tidbits for your career.