A Guide to Kickstarting Your Career from Home

Once you have already settled into an everyday grind with a day job, family and social life, it can be a challenge to make changes to this and find the time do so effectively. With so many responsibilities, it can be difficult just to find the energy to go out and make a difference to your life.

Kickstarting a career from home image 499392919Luckily, there are ways to make changes to your life right from your home, without stepping foot outside! If you need some inspiration for jumpstarting your career, all from the comfort of your own home, then look no further.

1. Volunteer

Volunteering makes a great addition to any resume, sets you above your peers and makes for an interesting talking point during interviews. Nowadays, with the power of the internet and technology, you can volunteer at home.

Take a look at local charity websites and see what volunteer vacancies they have to offer; many charities need writers for newsletters, help with social media, or even support with phone hotlines. All of these can be done right from your home!

If you find a volunteer position that aligns with your career prospects or goals, then you’re on the right track.

2. Take Online Programs

Furthering your education takes a lot of dedication and hard work, which can be amplified if you are required to go into class a few times a week. With online programs, there is no need to worry about adjusting your current schedule.

If you are a nurse with changing shifts, then applying to an online midwifery school can help you to take the next step in your career without reducing or changing your hours. Coursework can be fitted in wherever you have the time, at your own convenience.

3. Make Connections

In today’s society, connections can get you far. Take advantage of sites like LinkedIn and other social media sites to get in contact with professionals within your industry and get your name out there if you need to.

If you have an excellent LinkedIn profile listing your experience, education and your volunteer work, this makes it much easier for potential future employers to find you and consider you for the advanced position that you have been waiting for.

If you decide to undergo an online program, get in contact with alumni and professors. They can help you with your career journey and put you in contact with the people you need to know.

4. Start a Blog

Blogging itself may not be your career path of choice, but it is an effective way of getting your voice out there and showing your passion for your industry. If you succeed at posting regularly, it is another strength you can add to your resume and discuss it with potential employers.

Blogs can be about anything. Blog about a particularly rewarding day as a nurse. Blog about a piece of work you were proud of.

When you have a strict schedule, it can feel like your options are limited when it comes to advancing your career, but there are plenty of options you can take advantage of, all from home.


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