This unprecedented time has had a profound effect on our working lives. Many of us are working remotely for the first time in our careers, some people are starting their new job in this unique environment, others are on furlough and some people will be job hunting.
Seeing how people in publishing are adapting to the new temporary way of working, many of whom have taken on additional responsibilities at this time is hugely impressive and encouraging that we work in a industry with such talented, creative and resilient people.
Here are just some of the ways we have heard that people are making the most of this time career-wise and preparing for the bounce back.
• Staying in touch. People are contacting colleagues they usually see less of, to find out how they’re getting on. Keeping a keen interest in how the Company is doing across all departments helps to boost morale and is good for your profile.
• Offering to go the extra yard. Checking in with your boss to see what else you can be doing to support the business at this time. Do you have ideas that could bring in extra revenue or save costs? Employers will remember the person with a great attitude.
Asking customers what you can do for them right now to help them make or save money. They won’t forget you during the good times!
• Looking to the future. Are there new ways of working which could enhance workflows, and could the company be thinking more digitally from sales and marketing to communications? This could also be a time to think about your own career and to update your CV.
• Networking. Perhaps get in touch your counterpart at another Company or an ex colleague and share ideas that don’t conflict.
• Routine. Many people we talk with are juggling parenting or other responsibilities with work. Have you established a manageable routine for your working day?