How You Can Upskill In #Iso

By Jay Phillips | Posted: Wednesday April 8, 2020

So you are trying to get job-ready but you are stuck at home in isolation, never fear we have compiled a list of things you can do to up-skill whilst in isolation, all from the comfort of you home.

It's a good idea to stay enthusiastic and keep the momentum going whilst you are preparing yourself for future employment, some times that means we have to adapt our approach as our situation changes. So the team at YES have compiled a list to help you up-skill whilst you are at home in your bubble. 

Teach yourself to be social media savvy

  • Use platforms like Youtube for tutorials from reputable content creators, you might want to learn the in’s and outs of different social media platforms and how to best use them, it may just give you the competitive edge  

  • Work on building a Linkedin profile for visibility/opportunities & networking

  • Make sure any of your “public” social media platforms are professional and well presented

Once online we all have access to free education, courses & resources check out what is available pertaining to the industries you wish to gain employment in

  • Webinars

  • Podcasts

  • Live events (pre-recorded)

  • Ted talks

  • Courses


Spotify (Podcasts)

Youtube (Podcasts)

Ted Talks

Toro Mai (Te Reo Maori at home)

Image by: Jay Phillips

Read, read, read...........
Read about:

  • The industries you wish to gain employment in

  • People who have been successful in that field and how they achieved their success

  • Public libraries often give you access to free ebooks online if you have a membership


Dunedin Public Libraries - Digital Library

Libby (App to access e-books from your local public library)

Photo Gallery

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