The current coronavirus pandemic means that many of us are living in uncertain times and will be working from home for the foreseeable future.
During this time it is very important to keep your focus and structure. Something that might help you with this is upskilling yourself. It’s a great way to gain skills that will be relevant to the new working world.
Currently, most, if not all meetings, are held virtually using different video conferencing systems. And as this is a great way of saving time and travel costs it might not just be a temporary solution during the pandemic.
Familiarise yourself with different systems that are available, like Zoom, and become a pro at using them.
Make the most of working from home
In another recent blog, we spoke about taking time during quarantine to take a closer look at your CV and obtain some references.
This is something you might not normally find the time for, however, having a good-quality CV is a great way to make an excellent first impression on potential new employers.
Are there any parts of your job where you feel that you have knowledge gaps? Maybe there are programmes or systems you use on a daily basis and have been meaning to learn more about those but you never had the time to.
There couldn’t be a better time than now to develop those skills. The internet offers numerous tutorials you can watch and you probably have more time than ever before to try out your newly learned skills.
Doing this will give you more of a competitive edge and provides you with a great selling point during interviews once we get past the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll be able to prove your fortitude and show that you are always looking to develop further.