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Locked Down and Upskilled

Posted on March 2021 By Selby Jennings

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​The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 has resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending endless time at home. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?

Some have utilised this new-found time to prioritise self-care, rediscover a particular passion, or immerse into a hobby as a way of staying occupied and making the most of the downtime. From flexing your artistic muscles, sharpening a new language, to harnessing culinary abilities learnt from binge-watching Master Chef, expanding your skill set may have proved beneficial, and potentially enjoyable, for many. While it’s easy to see hobbies as a simple way to pass the time, they may, however, be translated into essential workplace skills or leveraged in an interview

Mastering the mechanisms of a new language, in many ways, can be useful for financial services professionals. Pursuing a career in the Banking and Financial Services industry requires an ability to communicate coherently, remain resilient, and logically problem-solve; a highly desirable skillset one certainly develops with language learning. 

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