Job Search Tip:
Are you set up to do your work remotely? Can you search for jobs effectively? It all starts with a proper workstation setup, where your desk becomes your command center for your job search and for your job also if you get hired for a remote job position. At the very least, you need to have a desk dedicated for this purpose, with a clean layout that is free of clutter, and only a monitor, keyboard and mouse on it, along with a webcam or a camera atop your monitor for video conferencing. You can also have a USB power station on the desk also, so you can easily charge devices such as phones and tablets without reaching into the USB ports of your computer.
The key is simplicity and minimal clutter in your workspace so that you can concentrate on your work or job search. You do not want clutter to stop your flow when writing a cover letter or creating a PowerPoint presentation, so having as little stuff on your desk as possible is beneficial. However, make sure that the space surrounding your desk is also work-friendly, including proper background lighting behind your monitor to reduce eye strain. Have a window or an inspiring picture or poster on a wall nearby that you can look up at every once in a while for inspiration and to help your eyes maintain focusing ability at various distances.
By doing these simple and relatively low-cost adjustments to your workspace, you will be sure to make amazing productivity gains with minimal stress. Job searching is stressful enough as is, so having a nice work area in your home is a great way to make your job hunt more pleasant and your future job easier to do!
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