Working remotely poses many challenges, but that doesn’t mean that your career should stop.
If you’re looking to advance your career working from home, follow these tips. With ingenuity and resilience, you can improve your professional prospects even during uncertain circumstances.
Spruce Up Your CV and LinkedIn Profile
Take a good look at your CV and LinkedIn Profile. Probably you have tried to be diligent updating them as you go. But a critical revision will help you detect omissions, errors and areas that can be optimized. Once you’re on LinkedIn ask for recommendations from clients and colleagues, and don’t forget to update the skills sections to improve your visibility.
Build Your Online Reputation
This is an excellent opportunity to build your online presence. Some of the steps you can consider to establish yourself as an authoritative figure in your field include:
- Joining relevant LinkedIn groups.
- Starting a blog or website to share your points of view.
- Starting a podcast.
- Being active on your job-related social media
Make a Skills Audit
Ask yourself what key skills you lack, or what skills that you already have need some honing. The answer will vary from person to person, but most jobs have dedicated software and learning more about it it’s always a good idea. As for other skills, there are tutorials online to teach everything from social intelligence to Excel pivot tables, so take advantage of them.
Start a Side Project
A personal project is a good way to showcase your skills and expand your professional horizons. A passion project allows you to work at your pace on topics you care about. As a consequence, the result is usually interesting and high-quality with the potential to become a useful element in your professional toolkit.
Maintain a Growth Mindset and Advance Your Career Working From Home
This is beneficial for your career and for every other aspect of your life as well. Maintaining a growth mindset means being aware that intelligence and talent are not static values, but can be improved with practice. This frame of mind will help you embrace your imperfections and view challenges as a springboard for growth.
At the Pomona Chamber of Commerce we are committed to keeping you up to date with the most useful developments and tips so you and your business can take advantage of new growth opportunities. Contact us by email or telephone, or click on this link to join and start enjoying the benefits of membership today.