Everyone you know is working from home. Unless they’re the lucky ones, or not depending on how you look at it and are still working at the office. But this is probably going to continue on for some time unless a vaccine is made and known to work and be safe. That leaves all of us in a pickle. What if you want to apply for a new job? What if you would like to improve your skills and talents for your current role? Where do you go to get the training you need? These questions are all valid and we’re going to tackle each one for you right now.
Applying for a new role
Unemployment is high and that means, lots of opportunities are coming and going thick and fast. You have to be on your toes if you want to find a role that suits you and one that you can do from home as you are. Looking at specialist websites for your particular role is probably the best way to go. If you’re a doctor, look for general practice job openings on this kind of website. They have jobs from all states, regions, and cities, along with the search bar for picking out your specific job title. These openings are not exclusive to just doctors and nurses, receptionists and admin professionals can also apply. It’s important to know whether your role can be done at work and thus will be requested as remote working or one that needs to be done in-person.
Work for longer
Studies have shown that people who work from home tend to be more productive. Whether it’s because they need not travel anywhere or that they just feel more comfortable to work for longer, is yet to be fully established. Nonetheless, you should try to work longer hours if you can. After all, you are at home, Netflix can only keep you entertained for so long.
It’s been reported that on average, the average worker is working 8 ¾ hours per day. If you can manage 9 hours and also do a little extra on the weekends, this could greatly improve your standings with the managers and the boss. You’re at home so you can always go for a walk or a run if you feel like you need a break. But the opportunity to put more hours in has never been so tempting.
There are plenty of online learning courses you can do straight from home. In fact, even courses which you would normally do in person, have gone fully online. With the help of Zoom and other software, you can learn just as you would in the classroom. If you can get accredited to a particular degree, you could improve your career prospects both during and after lockdown. If you are a business owner, get accredited by an international accountancy body. If you are a manufacturing professional, get accredited in a theory degree. If you are a floor manager, get accredited in people management, etc.
Working from home has become the norm and already shows lots of benefits. You should take the time to improve on things you can and emerge a better more rounded professional, ready to take on the world.