5 Major Tips for Employment and Career Development during this ‘Stay-at-Home’ period Quarantine, Isolation, social distancing, whichever of these is your reality due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, this is the time for your creativity to be at its peak. 1-Make a good CV for yourself: If you haven’t got a CV, this is the time to make one and if your CV is not up-to-date, go ahead and spend some time on it. 2- Learn more about Job Search Techniques: Knowing where and how to look for job will make the process of job search easier for you when you need one. Research on all job portals that often publish jobs in your domain and make it a duty to receive job alerts from them on a weekly basis. This will make your job search swift for you after COVID-19. 3-Apply for online Jobs, Volunteer programs and other openings:
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 many online jobs and volunteering opportunities and grant programs have been open to the public. This is the time to serve your nation and mankind through several UN and other Volunteering opportunities out there. 4- Take Free Online Courses and Certification Programs:
Nothing is holding you back now! You are at home and you have more time for yourself. Use this time and take courses online and improve on your professional knowledge in your field of work. 5- Learn a new skill:
There are a lot of things you can learn during this stay-at-home period. You can try acquiring basic or profound knowledge in something you have never done before: Why not try blogging, video editing, graphic designing, using a new App, using Microsoft excel or writing a book. These skills will serve as additional value when the world become busy again and you take up on your job or another.
What Employees must do to successfully work from home in Cameroon? Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a period of working from home is becoming increasingly inevitable for many companies. For a number of employees, the experience is not only new, but it’s also puzzling. Nevertheless, the supreme flexibility of the working situation cannot be denied but to succeed in completing daily tasks as an employee, the following measures have to be taken into consideration -Self Discipline: Employees must be conscious of the overall company goal and what they must do to achieve it. This means that every employee must know his or her daily objective and ensure it is attained under little or no online supervision from hierarchy. -Do not consider confinement as annual leave: So far, workers in Cameroon are falling into the temptation of considering this period of confinement as rest period. It is the first time in the world’s history work routines have been interfered by a pandemic and most workers of Cameroon are taking the opportunity to carry out more of personal duties than company work. Create an office Space in your home: An office space in your home could be in the kitchen; the bed room; study room or the sitting room: It is any space that will permit you preserve office materials and your laptop such that your kids or other family members have direct access to it without your permission. -Dress for work: Make a deliberate effort to dress for work daily. It will keep your working mood activated and you will look presentable whenever you have taken a conference call or attend a meeting online. -Give feedback to your hierarchy on work done: This deliberate effort of communicating or giving account on work accomplished will make you conscious of accomplishing your work every working day.