The COVID-19 or coronavirus situation is stressful and many are wondering how to get through self-isolation and quarantine. There are restrictions in place, and we can’t do things that we would normally do. It’s unknown how long this will last, but what we do know is that in these uncertain times, the best thing you can do for your professional and personal life is to focus on you.
Before this might have seemed selfish of us but now it’s a necessity. Not only that, but we are not allowed to move around and be in touch with others so if you ever needed a good excuse to start working on yourself – a global pandemic is it!
We bring you a few ideas that can shorten these long quarantine days and give you purpose, especially if you lost your job due to coronavirus:
- Start that course you’ve always wanted to attend and finish it now when you have the time. There are plenty available online, both free and paid. Just make sure the site you chose is legit. That way, your career can benefit from the certificate you earn upon completion. Check out this post to learn more about it! This could be your very proactive way to survive the quarantine.
- Or maybe now when you have time, read that book that’s been on your list for ages. It doesn’t have to be career-related. If it’s been on your list for a while, it must mean something to you. Enrich your vocabulary and get a new perspective on something, if nothing else. That’s another great way of getting through these hard and long days.
- If you are not really into books, maybe something a bit more condensed would suit you. Learn how to advance your career by reading relevant articles. We invite you to check our Blog page, but you can find useful ideas and articles on LinkedIn, too, for example.
- Another brilliant way of surviving the lockdown is watching documentaries about things of interest – it can be profession-related (there’s always something out there, regardless of what you do!) or just to expand your horizons.
Finally, if you don’t feel like doing any of the above, don’t beat yourself up because of it.
This is the time to relax, slow down, regroup, and then hit hard once it’s all over! No one should be telling you what to do and how to react to this unprecedented situation. We are all individuals and have our ways of experiencing things. If you want to binge-watch your favorite TV show, explore new ones or watch all the movies from the Oscar-nominees list – go for it! This is not the time to force yourself to do something you don’t want to do.
However, if you are looking for a job and you’re wondering if your CV good enough to make the cut, shoot us an email because we offer a free CV review.