7 In-demand skills students and graduates can learn and dodge Nigeria’s unemployment challenges.
There is no denying fact that traditional skills are rapidly becoming obsolete around the world, whereas digital skills are currently trendy. Gone are the days when an average university student needed to do to improve his prospects of landing a good job to work hard and graduate with a good certificate.
However, a decent qualification without the necessary skills may not help you stand out in the employment market, let alone allow you to land your dream job in this current Nigeria’s unemployment tussle.
There is a compelling reason why students should learn one or two digital skills in order to secure their future. The good thing is that majority of these digital skills are not too difficult for a committed student to learn.
In this post, I will show seven in-demand skills you could learn for free on the internet and dodge Nigeria’s employment challenges.
Without further ado, let me walk you through some of these skills.
1. Developing Mobile App
Web apps have been one of the most significant achievements since the introduction of internet-enabled mobile phones, as consumers and businesses may now analyze the webspace without having to type the URL in the address bar. As of today, the demand for mobile apps looks to have outpaced the number of developers. This means there is immense opportunity in the mobile app-creating industry waiting for you to tap.
A dedicated student may learn Java or Swift, which is one of the programming languages used to create apps, in less than a month.
2. Managing Social Media Business Accounts
This is one of the most in-demand skills on the internet currently, and it does not necessitate being internet savvy. You can this work and earn the respect of your clients if you are good are posting engaging content that keeps people entertained. As a student, this skill fits your schedule because it can be done in hostels or in classes.
3. Data Analytics
This is a skill whose demand has been steadily rising, and it is the surest way to become a Data Scientist in the future. All you need to get started is a basic understanding of the Microsoft Excel application, which should take no more than two weeks if you are serious about learning it.
4. Graphic Designing
As the internet environment continues to expand, many businesses have experimented with various creative visualization techniques in order to appear appealing online. That’s when a graphic designer’s skills come in handy. You’re good to go if you have a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop and Illustration.
5. UX Designing Skills
UX design skills are sometimes mistaken for graphic design skills, yet the two are vastly different. UX (User Experience) is more concerned with building a product or service that will satisfy the end needs. For someone with a good eye for visuals, learning this skill is simple.
6. Digital Marketing Skills
If there is one skill that seems tailor-made for students and graduates, I believe it is digital marketing. You don’t need to do much other than choose a product and promote it on social media or search engines, where you can earn a commission on each transaction. Many people have become millionaires as a result of digital marketing in just a few months.
This is another skill that has stood the test of time since the beginning of the Internet. Copywriting entails creating ad copy for products or services with the sole purpose of generating revenue. A student doesn’t need to put in a lot of effort to learn this skill; all they have to do is showcase the product or service’s main features in their copy and create compelling visuals that will take someone’s attention.
This is one of those digital skills that will never go out of style.
So what are you still doing? Apart from the list, there are numerous skills you can learn and escape Nigeria’s issues of unemployment. Take action today and start building that business you have always dreamed about.