Remote Work & Culture

Anne’s Ultimate List: How to Skill Up

31900183_10156167968501091_4764832208466739200_nWho’s Anne? Well, she is pretty much the bees knees around here at Instant Teams. She is an Army Veteran, military spouse, and the Head of Organizational Development. Her passion for learning, automation, and all things tech make her an expert in many ways and we are so happy to get to share her knowledge with the community. In case you missed it, you can catch the entire ASK ANNE Facebook Live event on Skilling Up here.

But in case you’re in a rush or just wanting a quick reference, we’ve compiled all the nitty gritty action items from the LIVE event for you right here, right now!

We love lists! So here is a complete rundown of all the sites, courses, and resources mentioned on the FB Live. 

First up – TECH: The most commonly placed virtual positions in the tech space on MadSkills teams include QA Tester, Developer, Tech Support, and Agile Project Manager. Here are three great places to dive into how your interests or prior experience can SKILL UP for virtual work.

Second on the list -Marketing: Top demands from our customers are social media management, graphic design, digital strategy, content development, writers, and bloggers. Think you’ve got what it takes to deliver daily on a virtual team? Check out these resources to polish up your skills and get some practice and experience behind you.

Last but not least – Admin: Pretty much any position that directly supports the daily functions of a company can translate beautifully into a virtual role. We often see bookkeepers, virtual assistants, human resource managers, general project managers, and customer service (at various levels) as key components of our customer’s virtual teams! If you’ve thought about diving in, here are five places to start.

Hledáte diverzifikaci vašeho jazykového portfolia? That’s Czech for “Looking to diversify your language portfolio?” Anne suggests checking out DuoLingo to learn new languages or skill up on your 5th grade German vocabulary.

In case you are just grabbing the Cliff notes here, Anne mentions “MOOCs” a few times (and loves to say it as a word too.) MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses and are free online courses available for anyone to enroll.

Before we go, we can’t forget the loose ends and extra opportunities to #skillup that just don’t quite fit in the other categories. For free courses and certifications for active duty and military spouses, be sure to stop by Onward to Opportunity. The public library app, OverDrive, offering free ebook and audiobook borrowing is another great place to see what you can dig into. YouTube can offer a WIDE range of new learning opportunities as well as finding free ebooks from relevant bloggers and flashcards systems like MemriseQuizlet, or Cram.

That’s a wrap! Hope you got what you came for and we look forward to bringing the next episode of Ask Anne next month!