5 Things You Can Do Today to Boost Your Career
If you feel as though you’re in a work-related slump or are just want to give yourself a little professional oomph, we’ve pulled together a list of some easy but effective career-boosting strategies that you can implement today. From connecting with a past colleague to putting a few more minutes of thought into today’s office attire, keep scrolling for some straightforward and sage advice.
A simple email saying hello to an old colleague will not only keep you on their mind, it's also a way for you to stay updated on what your old coworkers are currently working on. It’s also a good idea to connect with business contacts on LinkedIn, so no one falls off the map.
Regardless of how laid-back your office vibe is, look sharp. It is always better to be overdressed than underdressed. Fashion can be an effective form of non-verbal communication—just make sure your ensemble is not diverting attention away from the primary focus: your abilities.
The majority of us only have a window of two or three hours during which we’re very focused and capable of the sharpest thinking and planning. Usually, this is first thing in the morning. Spend this time working on your most important tasks of the day to ensure you are performing at your peak.
Regardless of whether you’re looking for a new job or not, it’s important to keep your résumé updated with new experience, skills, and projects. You never know when that next opportunity is going to come knocking, and you want to be prepared when it does.
The ubiquity of social media is an easy distraction and major time suck. Even small breaks to check your smartphone can add up. Don’t fall down the rabbit hole. Get off your devices. Power down, go off the grid, and stay focused so you can devote all of your resources to the work-related tasks at hand.
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