There are always times in every job where you have nothing to do. For some it's a bonus - a break from the routine - for others it's dull and boring.
This article will look at how you can make best use of your free time at work (or skive and get away with it!).
Is there anything you should be doing right now?
Be honest - do you really have spare time just now or is there something you can be getting on with?
We all have stuff that doesn't have to be done right away, so sometimes we put things aside and have a break, don't we? Or is it just me?
Motivating yourself to start that task you have been putting off can be difficult, so here are a few tips to get the ball rolling:
You may already be heading along your desired career path or you may be way off it. Either way, you can use you free time to help yourself along the way.
If you are in a situation at work that you are happy with, ie, you like the company you are working for and are in a job you like, then you should do what you can to be the best you can be.
This may involve asking people around you for more work to do, or going off and taking the initiative. Or you could take the time to improve your own skills and knowledge.
Whatever you do, you will show those around you that you are dedicated to your job.
If you are not in your ideal job, then you can use the time to do what it takes to get your ideal job:
Fair enough! Here a few tips (some are easier to get away with than others, depending on you job!):