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Online Courses to Help You Get That Summer Job

5 min read

Jun 19, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic still around, it seems like we’re all just living through an endless summer. Not the fun kind—but the one where we’re all just unsure of what we’re supposed to be doing. 

If you’re a student whose classes have inevitably been suspended because of the lockdown, then might as well make use of your time and try earning some money! Why not try your hand at a summer job while you’re at it? Summer jobs are useful not only for earning extra income but could also come in handy to spruce up your resume when you do start looking for full-time work. 

If you’re feeling unqualified to apply for one, you’re not alone. Committing to a job is scary, especially if you’re still just a student. To make sure you’re up for it, here are some online courses you can take to polish those skills and land that summer job!

If you want a job as a…

Copywriter

A copywriter is someone who writes the text for social media posts, blogs, advertisements, and the like for advertising or publicity purposes. As a copywriter, you’re supposed to come up with engaging material that will pull in readers and convince them to buy or patronize a product. That may be daunting work since the company will rely on you to rev up their sales.

This short course will help you get rid of those jitters in no time! With this, you can learn how to write great copy, captivating headlines, and compelling closing statements within the span of a weekend. 

Graphic artist

With social media all around us, the need for graphic artists has never been greater. After all, every website needs at least one good image that could attract readers to click on whatever post or product they’re offering. That’s why learning the ins and outs of Photoshop is a great skill to have. 

This series of tutorials from the makers of Adobe Photoshop themselves will tell you everything you need to know as a budding graphic artist. Learn how to edit photos or make your very first graphic design through these short videos. The best part? They’re all for free!

Sales Representative

Everyone is always selling something. They could come in the shape of your former classmates popping out of nowhere to sell you insurance products, or those influencers you follow on Youtube who actually just want you to buy their latest skincare products. That’s why obtaining skills in sales is a sure-fire way to get you going in life. 

In this course, you can learn about what exactly would compel consumers to buy products. Knowing the customers’ motivations would help you put yourself in their shoes, helping you gain insight into what exactly you want from a product. From there, you can craft your sales technique, from both your and the customers’ perspective!

Data Entry Clerk

A data entry job is pretty straightforward: you encode information from paper formats into a computer or database systems. Companies and organizations usually hire data entry clerks as part of their digitization efforts, so that they can more easily access their files. While it does seem easy, it can be pretty tedious as you have to ensure you have to input everything correctly and as quickly as you can. 

An important skill to know for this type of job is your knowledge in Microsoft Excel. Excel may seem pretty basic at first, but it has tons of features that will make any data entry clerk’s job a breeze. This website is filled with tutorials that will guide you step by step on how to work on cells, print files, and use formulas all from the trusty Excel Workbook. 

Restaurant service crew

You may frown upon the idea of having to serve other people in a crowded restaurant, but such an experience might just give you a better perspective in life. For one, serving others teaches you the value of patience and humility, so that next time you’re the one being served in a restaurant, you’d know exactly how it feels to be in the waiter’s position. 

Next, being part of the service crew is a great way of learning the ropes before you head on to higher positions. By knowing how it is to at the very bottom, you’d know how to treat others better once your at the top. 

You can head over to this course to get started on what you should know about the food and beverage industry.

As you can see, there’s a lot of resources online that can help you further your skills, or even develop new ones. So the next time you’re browsing the web, think about what abilities would be useful for a job you’re eyeing, and you’ll be surprised at the vast number of resources that await you. 

 

Written By:

Hans Christian Marin

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