Why The Internet Is A Powerful Asset
Despite being a double-edged sword, technology has certainly progressed beyond most people’s wildest dreams. Technology is here to stay, so while we could all sit around and talk about how things aren’t like they used to be back in the good ol’ days, we could make the best of it. Now, you might ask “How does the internet give me more opportunities?” Let’s be honest. Procrastinating on Facebook and Twitter rather than getting ourselves together and doing what needs to be done, sounds somewhat familiar, doesn’t it? Well, there are more benefits to the internet than you may think that might prove to be more useful than you think.
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Maybe still not accepted as “proper” education in everyone’s eyes, but online has certainly proven its worth on several levels now. Other than just being “handy” online education has proven that it can truly deliver on its promises and destroyed that image of “a mediocre alternative” to learning. Considering you can get an online post-graduate degree, there isn’t too much more that you could want.
Whether you want to go for real estate courses and become a real estate agent, selling property, helping people and making pretty good profits, or you want to become a graphic designer specializing in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The sky’s the limit. If you want, throw in some Adobe Dreamweaver to become an all-in-one designer capable of making their own websites.
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What do I do after?
If you’ve already acquired the skills you need to start your career in the field of your choosing, then you need to find a way to make money off it. Be it through another company, or by building your own, the internet can be one of your most valued assets. If you want to find clients, there are websites like freelancer.com to help you on your merry way.
If you want to get your name out there and search for jobs, then there is a plethora of sites that can help you. Monster, Dice, Indeed, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor and several other sites provide you with several new job opportunities a day. You could put yourself on LinkedIn and have someone potentially scout you out through your public account. Display your skills and qualifications on your profile, and be patient as people find you and eventually send offers to hire or work with you.