You’re sitting at home, on the couch and have binged your last show. Didn’t know there was an end to Netflix? Well, you may have found it. It’s time to start engaging your brain another way and start doing something a bit more useful between the next show that you’ll find time to watch. You may have a few more weeks at home, and you can make a good use of that time but working on preparing yourself for life after this quarantine ends.
Boost Up Your Resume
There are a lot of things you can do while you’re safe at home, including working on your resume. From pulling up the actual document and cleaning it up – how many years have you been at this job? To actually setting goals for where you want to be next.
Maybe that next promotion requires a degree or certification you don’t have. Maybe you want a completely different career or job. Now is the time to look at what you can do to change that, and figure out just what your future will look like. But adding a few extra skills and certifications can be a great way to boost that resume while you’re staying in, and it will help you out later.
Brush Up Your Skills
So grab your computer, set down your phone and start looking at ways you can brush up your skills. Need to improve your typing skills? There’s a website or app for that. Need to get that online certification for work or want to take a class online? Start looking for those resources as well. If you have the time, and are able this is a great time to brush up your older skills, get certified in a software or even take an online class. Each adds to your tool kit that will help you get a new job or the promotion you are hoping for. Remember that a small time investment really is an investment in yourself and your future when you put in the effort. Each new skill can help you get the pay bump you are looking for.
Take that Leap to a New Career Path
Maybe it’s time to start looking at what online certification you can take to help put you on the right path to a new career? Have you always wanted to work with computers or to repair work? Or how about do medical billing? There are a lot of different online certification programs you can do from the comfort of your own home to get started, and to test out which career may be the right one for you. International Scrum Institute is just one of the many locations online where you can get online certification for a future career.
So what does all this mean? Take this time to get the skills that will put you on a better path once things begin to normal. Then you have a stronger footing, a better resume and the opportunity to have the career you have always wanted.
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