Where to Start?
If your brain says it will do it , you will end up doing it as it is the most powerful thing that god has every created and it can control anything in the universe if you can train it ! Nothing can beat a human brain with strong personality to beat the odds!
It harder doing than saying it but you can easily build your inner strength by reading great books or playing sports or go for holiday or even shopping or Yoga! Whatever that kicks your endorphin's to stay positive!
Once you did it, choose the subject of your interest and start learning online or go for training courses if you need some hand holding to get confidence. Do research on google on the subject of the interest and find best trainers in the subject! You just need to know a bit of English to use Google search, nothing more? Ain't it?
We are living in a digital world and the world is a land of opportunities and all you need to know is how to tap it! Create your own digital identity by using twitter or blogging profile and start penning down your training journey as it may help you to build your confidence and others who are going through the same journey in the other part of the world! All you need is a free account in sites like weebly or wordpress or twitter registration . You should the follow great leaders in the subject of your interest.
I have been asked many times by many people inside office and family and how I can speak about anything from Technology to Start-Up's to Macro Economics and Global finance markets. No brainer! I learn and follow lot of social twitter or Facebook corporate/Start-up biggie channels to keep myself up to date on different subjects! World is connected, you just need to wire yourself up!
Online Training Courses
They also provide certifications after you complete the course and lot of them either charge a nominal fee or free!
My son's science text book says lot of learning experts believe that schools in future will just work as a discovery channels with virtual reality and instructor lead class rooms and digital libraries where students can do courses according to their interest and capability and time! They will go to schools only for social element i.e for human interaction and playing sports for fitness!
If you use use google and search for the online training in the subject of your interest , you will find many. I am just giving you a list of the authentic and my favorite websites that are very good according to me to kick start your learning!
- EDX, Get certified from the best universities in the world!
- Alison, Get free certification from the leading industry experts of the world!
- Lynda, A Linkedin company offers your courses in technology, creative and business sector!
- openSAP is SAP’s free innovative learning platform and a thought leader for Enterprise.
- SAP E-Academy , If you fancy a detailed virtual instructor led classroom online training then you can check this out and get certified online for a fraction of cost that SAP generally charges for an onsite training.
- Digital Tutor teaches you cutting edge technology that is emerging or hot in the market.
Check online course report for a comprehensive list of the best online education platforms!
Remote or Flexible Job Portals
I recommend you to check the comprehensive list of websites that offer authentic jobs here. Skill Crush is another website that is started by women and it gives you a comprehensive trust-worthy list of 25 job sites that can help you to find the job.
If you are a website design you can also tap opportunities from crow sourcing sites like designs99.
If you are a house wife who is skilled in creating handmade accessories and crafts and home decoration pieces then try ETSY to sell your products in international markets!
Preparing for your interviews!
Believe that you are your own master and trust yourself. Stand out in the market by creating a CV that is not a traditional black and white and spice it up with your digital blogging identity like about.me. The blogging profile can even get you a job without even you applying for it!
Example : I deleted some of my facebook photos and videos and want to download everything into my desktop, I came across this computer tips and tricks blog by a founder who is 19 year old student Vishal Fulwani and it is very likely that I will hire him for my company for the fire he has got within him to stand out!
Do your homework on organization, role and the guy who is interviewing you as it really helps you to articulate what you speak based on his expertise and profile using social media and google. You can crack any interview if you prepare your ground correctly and demonstrate and articulate that you have more knowledge in the subject than your peers by learning things that have comparative advantage over others.
I had landed in many jobs without even interviews due to my digital blogging identity and connected with top management without even trying hard for it! If I can do it, you can do it!
Human DNA is only 0.1% different to others. The people who want to learn, evolve and challenge their brains to do things differently and gamble their odds on taking the risks are the people who will hit gold mines!