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how to progress your career while working from home 101

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Written by Georgia Chappell

February 8, 2021

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It’s safe to say that we are all in working from home jobs right now. COVID-19 has changed the workplace game and a lot of us are currently working from home online. So, whether you are waiting until it’s safe to return to the 9-5, or you have always reaped the benefits of working from home, we have collated the best ways to help you progress in your career while remote working to promote personal and professional growth.

How to be productive working from home?

It’s easier said than done to be productive while working from home. The candy cupboard is calling, the TV remote is a fingertip away. So, below are some working from home tips to grow in your professional career.

CREATE A POSITIVE MINDSET

Working from home can give your mind a chance to rest and become more positive while we aren’t under watchful eyes. Workplace anxiety is a real thing. So, while you are working remotely, make sure to connect with teammates and managers and advice on how they can become more relaxed over this working from home season.

DEFINE + ADVANCE YOUR CREATIVE SKILLSET

It’s understandable to be nervous about how stable your job is through the pandemic. But whether you stay at your current workplace or not, learning new skills to develop your skillset can make a difference in the workplace. Utilize websites like skillshare to develop new and interesting skills that could eventually become a side hustle. Never say never. You can then teach colleagues these skills to showcase a willingness to adapt to change.

DEVELOP TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

What is procrastination? Yeah right. We all suffer from the dreaded procrastination every now and again. Procrastination comes in many shapes and forms. From watching one more episode on Netflix to eating even though you’re not hungry. Check out this amazing video on how to stop procrastination to help you combat the dreaded procrastination.

IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH TEAMMATES

collabing with colleagues virtually is extremely hard. Miscommunication is almost a give. So, to help keep effective communication with teammates, video chat could open up a dialogue. Mention to your line manager that you believe it will help everyone be more productive and schedule group calls to discuss workloads.

the 101 in developing your job role while wfh

If you are producing skilled work quickly, collabing with colleagues, advancing to change, and managing workloads effectively, you will develop in your career in no time. If you haven’t got a promotion this year, don’t worry. 2020 was a horrible year and you have done well just to make it to the other side. Don’t forget that. Don’t forget to treat yourself to some ‘totally appropriate WHF attire (by that we mean loungewear obvs).