As the world advances, so do careers and the types of skillsets required across industries and career paths. This means that to stay competitive in the job market, you need to continuously assess what new skills you may need or how to improve the marketability of your CV. Get closer to your dream role with these soft and hard skills that you can acquire with the help of an RCS Personal Loan that offers flexible repayment terms.


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According to research recently shared by LinkedIn, Cloud Computing is geared to be the most sought-after hard skill this year. Defined as the process of employing a network of remote servers hosted online to manage data, it’s a practice that more organisations across all industries are adopting around the world. Become a Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) through IT Academy’s 12-month online subscription course for only R2 495 upfront.




While English has long been regarded as the language of global business, understanding Mandarin is fast becoming a necessary skill with which to conduct business. With China predicted to become the leading economy in the world by 2050, organisations and business leaders the world over are learning the Chinese Mandarin dialect. The Wits Language School offers a 10-week course in Mandarin for between R5 600 and R5 900 per person, depending on the class size. The Language Teaching Centre in Cape Town offers a six-week group course for a minimum of two people for ± R3 200 or via private individual Skype lessons starting from R2 500 for 10 lessons.




As we experience the fourth industrial revolution, companies are utilising technological solutions to streamline their processes. With that, however, the importance of employees having the right set of soft skills that software and machines don’t have is equally on the rise. These skills include conflict management, problem-solving and even time management. With branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, Imsimbi Training offers a variety of soft skill courses, from Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills to Emotional Intelligence and Personal Mastery, both from R7 300.



Whatever your career path or field of specialisation, there is always room for continuous learning and self-improvement, helping your CV stand out above the rest when applying for positions. With an RCS Personal Loan from R2 000 and up to R250 000, you can enroll and complete the course you need to excel, and have the flexibility to repay the loan over 12 to 60 months. Secure your future success and apply for an RCS Personal Loan today.