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How to progress in your career while working remotely

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Written by Georgia Chappell

January 15, 2021

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It’s safe to say that no matter the industry or sector, COVID-19 has changed the workplace game and a lot of us are currently working from home. So, whether you are waiting until it’s safe to return to your job, or you have always worked remotely, we have collated the best ways to help you progress in your career while working from home to promote personal and professional growth.

What expenses can I claim when working from home?

Did you know that you can actually claim tax relief from the Government due to working from home to cover things like water bills, heating, electric? It is around £6 a week which really adds up.

Keep reading to find out how to progress in your career while working from home and check out how to claim tax relief due to remote working.

How to advance in your career while wfh

Manage your mind

Working from home gives you a chance to truly rest, reset and build a healthy mindfulness routine. Make sure to connect with managers and teammates to check-in and advice on how they can also benefit from becoming more mindfulness over this working from home season.

Advance your skillset

We know that a lot of people are feeling uncertain about keeping their job through the pandemic. But regardless of whether you stay at your job or are searching for new ones, learning new skills to advance your skillset can really make a difference in the workplace. Utilise websites such as skillshare and do a bit of research around skills that are important for your role. You can then offer to teach colleagues these new skills to showcase a willingness to adapt to change.

Improve your time management

Ah, the dreaded procrastination. Believe it or not, procrastination comes from a desire to manage our emotions. Working from home is an amazing opportunity to experiment with ways to get better at time and task management. Check out this amazing video on how to stop procrastinating by Matt D’Avella to help you combat the dreaded procrastination.

Improve productivity with your teammates

Virtual collaboration is bloody hard. It’s so easy to keep missing each other’s calls along with miscommunication happening daily. So, to help you effectively communicate with your teammates, video chat should pretty much be your religion, along with real-time chat platforms to open a dialogue. Mention to your manager that you think it would help productivity to have a group call to discuss everyone’s workloads.

The 101 on progressing in your career while wfh

At the end of the day, if you are producing more high quality work much quicker than normal, collaborating with your teammates, advancing to change and managing your workload, you will progress in your career in no time. If you haven’t got a promotion this year, don’t sweat it. 2020 was a crazy year and you have done well just to make it through.