Indians learning soft skills, new computer language during work from home

BENGALURU: Learning Python language, time management, strategic thinking and writing a resume are some of top courses professionals are seeking to engage in during this lockdown to upgrade and search for other jobs in the future, as per LinkedIn.
The annual Most Popular Courses list is a round-up of top courses taken most by LinkedIn members in the past year (from July 2019 to June 2020) and offers insight into topics that professionals globally are keen to learn in the current scenario. The list is based on the number of unique learners based in India and across the globe.
There has been an increase of 245% in the number of hours spent on learning from July 2019 to June 2020, compared to the same period, a year before. LinkedIn members spent over 420,000 hours learning in July, compared to 97,532 in last year.
“Virtual learning continues to gain traction as professionals adjust to the new normal of remote working. In fact, LinkedIn Learning data shows that the hours spent learning in July 2020 is more than 3x the amount in July 2019. Professionals are striving to achieve skills diversity — and transferable skills and soft skills such as time management, communication, and strategic thinking have become necessities in today’s remote workplace,” said Ruchee Anand, director, LinkedIn talent and learning solutions in India.
Besides Python, other courses include tips to work remotely and communicating with confidence. Technical courses ranging from brushing up on basics such as Office365 to nuanced skills like Project Management rounded up the Global Top Ten Courses
Top ten courses professionals are seeking the most in India: Learning Python; Time Management: Working from Home; Strategic Thinking; Writing a Resume; Excel Essential Training (Office 365); Cert Prep: Project Management Professional (PMP); Remote Work Foundations; Tips for Working Remotely; Python Essential Training; and Communicating with Confidence.

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