Has this ever happened to you? You settle down to be productive working online, but then a notification pops up. Or, perhaps you just find yourself unable to resist the possibility of checking the news. Once you reach the end of the article or midway through reading it, you click a link that leads you to another and another…and another. Ultimately, despite starting work online at 9:00 am, you’ll be lucky if you managed to completely one sentence. Sometimes, we’re not even planning on working online. Instead, we set out with the agenda of time wasting, allowing ourselves to drift through the digital smorgasbord.
But this is a mistake because rather than drifting we should be using our time proactively. Here are a few things that you should be doing online when you have time to spare.
Working On Your Digital CV
One of the best possibilities is to checkout your digital resume. These days your paper CV isn’t actually that important. At least, it’s not as important as the resume that you have online that should constantly be updated and built on. If you don’t do this, then you will find yourself in the position where you are missing out on great career opportunities simply because you don’t have an updated resume. The easiest mistake to make here is not bothering to update contact information such as your email or phone number. As such, whenever you get a few minutes, you should be looking at your CV and figuring out if there is any way at all for you to improve it.
Taking an Online Course
If you have explored the pros and cons of studying online, you might be ready to consider taking a course and trying your luck. One of the best advantages of taking a course online is that you can complete it in your spare time and make sure that it fits into your schedule. You can work around it and make sure that you are in the best possible position to proceed with your career. You can even try a new subject that you haven’t explored before. An online policing degree could set you on the path to become a defender of the law or even work in criminology. The main lesson to learn here is that an online degree will boost your standing when you are being considered for a job.
Last but not least, you should think about networking. Networking is the simple action of building up relationships and connections with people who could lead to fantastic new opportunities for you on the market or indeed ways to further your career. It’s also a way to make sure that you find out about the latest job opportunities and are in the loop with news for your chosen industry.
Ultimately, any one of these options is beneficial to you financially and will put you in the position where your spare time online could be used to help push your career into uncharted territory.