New year, new skill

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The New Year has arrived and many of us have set goals and targets for 2020 which may include getting fit, going on a diet, or taking up a new pastime.

Perhaps you have decided that 2020 is the year you want a new challenge and look for a new career but how do you go about obtaining that new dream job - upskilling. They say you never stop learning as you grow and there are number of courses out there that one can avail of to upgrade the CV and enhance job prospects. Even the plain old satisfaction of acquiring new knowledge can be enough to tempt people to participate in a class while meeting new people and friends.

Here at the we decided to provide you with a few ideas of what could be of interest.


No matter what industry in which you are working, the company has a website, it can benefit from ranking on Google's first page. Learn how to increase the website's traffic by enrolling on SEO courses online. Mastering SEO could be the difference in you obtaining that dream job or receiving a rejection.

Selling and communication skills

Having good selling and communication skills will always benefit an individual. Selling helps you get what you want – whether it is a deal, a new job, or simply getting someone to agree with you. Those who can sell ideas, products, and themselves will have a strategic advantage and can earn more money.

Learning a new language

Bonjour. Dos cervezas por favor. Danke schön. Trying out a new tongue can be a fun and fulfilling experience. As the world becomes smaller thanks to the internet, many employees tend to be getting ahead of the chasing pack because they are fluent in two or more languages. If that does not convince you, think about how easy it will be to order food and drink abroad if you have that language dictionary stored in your brain. You never know, your teacher might even organise a little class trip away on the Continent.

If foreign languages are not your thing, remember we have the beautiful, poetic, Gaeilge here and there are many classes from which to choose. Síleann na cailíní go bhfuil mé deas dóighiúil, agus aontaím leo. You know what that means? Get yourself to a Conradh na Gaeilge class and find out.


Not all skills need to be directly related to obtaining employment. Some can be for pure enjoyment and even for health reasons. Juggling is great for co-ordination and is believed to improve connections in the brain and keep it healthy. Just 15 minutes of juggling a day can improve your timing and co-ordination while being a great upper body workout. And if that does not convince you, juggling is a lot of fun and is a great party trick.

So there you have it. Get out there, learn something new, have fun, and maybe secure that job satisfying career.

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