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10 Things to Do in This Time of Uncertainty

By Joyce Bethoney on

My father used to say two quotes all the time. “Walk softly and carry a big stick,” and “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade “

As someone who is accustomed to working from home, I have some things down pat during the work week. But during a quarantine, things are very different. We all have a lot of extra time on our hands.

For some, stockpiling toilet paper makes them feel more in control in a time when we are all feeling a bit out of control. Try to do things that make you feel a bit more in control of your daily life.

During this time, here are some things you can do whether you are looking for a job or not. 

  1. Update your resume.
  2. Update your portfolio site – no excuses. Anyone who is a writer or designer needs to do this.
  3. Connect with others on LinkedIn. Particularly those who work at companies you want to work for. Beefing up your connections with critical people in your industry is like vitamin C for your career.
  4. Take the time to research the companies you are interested in.
  5. Learn a new skill. Get Google Analytics-certified, learn Photoshop. LinkedIn Learning is offering a free month.
  6. Make a list of goals. It doesn’t have to be Jan 1st to set goals. Revamp the ones you made or create a fresh new list.
  7. Create a new Pinterest page with motivational quotes. Refer back to this when you need a boost, or as I do, daily to level set my day.
  8. Organize your desk and job search (if applicable).
  9. Read up on what is going on in your industry. Staying current is critical.
  10. Back up your computers.

We will get through this.