Have you been working from home thanks to the pandemic? One of the nice things about working remotely is that it actually gives you some new skills, or at least lets you brush up on some that were already there but were seldom used. And whether you’re going back to work on-site very soon or in the distant future, you now have some transferable skills that you can use to your advantage.
Remote workers only succeed if they’re self-motivated. While most employers monitor their remote workforce to some degree, you have a level of autonomy in your professional life that you just didn’t have back in the days of on-site work. And that’s a good thing — it means you’re self-motivated to do good work, even without someone looking over your shoulder.
#2: Communication skills
When you’re not in the physical office with your fellow team members and supervisors, effective communication is even more important than it was before. And communication might take different forms now, too — electronic or phone communication, for example. It never hurts to improve your communication skills, and you’re doing that every day when you work remotely.
#3: Problem-solving ability
The ability to problem-solve on your own is a highly valuable soft skill, and it’s something that almost all hiring managers and recruiters are looking for when evaluating candidates for a job. It’s likely that you’ve been doing a lot of problem-solving during your time working from home, and that’s a skill you can take with you wherever you go.
#4: Willingness to ask for help
You can’t solve every problem on your own, of course. And when you work remotely, you’ll need to develop a sense of when it’s appropriate to ask for help. Not being able to chat face-to-face with your peers means you’ll need to reach out when you need clarification or have a question. Whether you continue to work remotely or go back to the office, those sensibilities will serve you well.
The mass shift to work-from-home has certainly bonded teams together. Now more than ever, you’re relying on your teamwork and camaraderie to get your work done without being in physical contact. Collaborating in this new virtual way is helping you to develop your skills as a team player.
Are you ready to put your skills to good use in a position that you want and deserve? We can help with that. Contact Axiom Staffing Group to find out how our staffing service can help you in your career.