If you’ve spent the last several years building a work-from-home career only to suffer a job loss during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are trying to bounce back after a career setback. But you have an advantage many others don’t: You’re used to working from home. Now, you just have to get out there, find more work, and ensure that you’re set up for long-term success. Here are some practical tips to get you started:
Hit the Web
These days, it’s easier than ever to find jobs online.
- Start with general interest job sites like Indeed, Monster, and Career Builder.
- If you want sites more tailored to freelance and contract work, try Upwork, Fiverr, and Toptal Business.
- Use Virtual Vocations, FlexJobs, and Remote.co for finding remote-only work.
- To find tech-related remote jobs, try GitHub Jobs, AngelList, and PowerToFly.
Make a Workspace
No matter what kind of work you do at home, you will need a proper workstation.
- Make sure your workspace allows you to separate your work and home life.
- Choose a location in your home that provides plenty of access to natural light.
- Choose attractive and efficient lighting to use during the darker hours.
- Don’t hesitate to put out a few house plants.
- Paint the walls a color that motivates you and helps you stay productive.
Continuing to learn and investing in the right tools will go a long way in helping you succeed.
- Find marketing and social networking opportunities when you join the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Consider pursuing an online degree to grow your business knowledge and skills.
- Invest in a quality desk and ergonomic chair for your workspace.
- Look into all of the communication and collaboration tools that can help you succeed as a remote worker.
- And don’t forget about the wealth of productivity apps out there that can help you stay accountable and efficient on a daily basis.
Even though no one really knows how long the pandemic will last, it doesn’t have to stop you from having a great career now and in the future. Look on the right job sites for new work, make sure you have a sufficient workspace, and equip yourself for short-term and long-term success.
Article courtesy of Katie Conroy , [email protected]