Also, on a career level, many things have come to a standstill due to the coronavirus. Applications are on hold, training is postponed, and projects are shelved. That’s a shame if you just wanted to build your career. But don’t worry: you can do these six things from home, and they will benefit your career.
6 things you can do from home for your career
1. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile
When was the last time you updated your resume or LinkedIn? Bet it’s been a while?
Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to update these resources regularly. Only in this way can recruiters find you and approach you with interesting proposals.
2. Expand your knowledge online
Do you have the feeling that work and private life flow into each other and that you barely get around to your daily responsibilities? Then it is now more important than ever that you break that pattern. And that can be done, for example, by learning a new skill.
Fortunately, there are many online websites and tutorials available online. Upgrade your Photoshop skills, retrain yourself in email marketing, or learn a new language. Bet your energy level will get a boost?
3. Connect with your network
The network drinks may have all been canceled in the coming period, but that does not have to mean that you can no longer network. For example, make a list of interesting people from your network and schedule a virtual coffee date.
Or approach people from your network with an interesting article or an inspiring quote. And above all, remember: it is not what you know, but who you know.
4. Start your website or blog
Do you want to position yourself as a brand more on the market? Then start developing your blog or website. Show the rest of the world who you are, what you do, and why they can contact you. Then share that website with your network (for example, on LinkedIn). That way, you build a certain authority in your industry.
5. Sign up for a project outside your comfort zone
Magic happens outside your comfort zone, right? Challenge yourself to tackle a project outside your comfort zone. Not only will your help be greatly appreciated, but you will also feel a sense of enthusiasm for your job again afterward.
6. Read a business book
Now that you are at home more often, there is much more time to immerse yourself in literature. Do you want to boost your career? Then read a book about business.
You could even start a book club with colleagues in which you discuss the books you have read together afterward. Sounds nice, right?