#136 – 5 Ways to optimize your time + maximize learning during COVID 19

By Christine Salzman

5 Ways to Optimize Your Time + Maximize Learning During COVID-19

With many offices and learning opportunities moved to virtual settings, it is important to take advantage of all of the opportunities available right now. Even if those opportunities are out of our normal day-to-day. Below are 5 tips on how you can navigate and maximize opportunities during COVID-19.

  1. Take the Time to Educate Yourself on New Policies

    • COVID-19 can be a difficult time physically and emotionally. So how do we maximize this time? New regulations are constantly being shared and created in the hopes of keeping people safe and healthy. Many of these regulations are aimed at reopening buildings as countries begin to reopen. Take the time to learn the new industry standards and begin to share those with others. As people begin to see the benefits your knowledge can bring to their business, they will be more inclined to reach out to you in the future!

  2. Brand Yourself as an Expert on Social Media

    • Have you heard of Tik Tok, used Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn? These are all spaces where people are connecting. Start checking out how industry leaders are using these platforms, and maybe build your own! Now is a great time to be connecting virtually with people in the industry. Take it a step further and start to grow your own platform and following. Increasing views and followers can help you to brand yourself as an expert, being well known virtually can lead to jobs and opportunities outside of the internet.

  3. Promote Yourself as an Industry Leader

    • Not sure how to do this? Three words: Produce Content, Now! It may seem daunting to share your insights with your network, but that is a great way to show others what you know! For more information on how to do this check out our tip sheets on How to Utilize LinkedIn and Writing a Successful LinkedIn Article. With more and more people working online, social media sites are seeing a huge increase in active users. Now is the best time to share your knowledge and get recognized for your efforts!

  4. Take Online Free Courses

    • COVID-19 is causing economic recessions and because of this, many companies are stepping up and trying to help! There are online courses being offered for free by leading industry experts and leaders. SIgn up for these courses!! There is the benefit of learning new information, but also a huge benefit in networking. You can start to build relationships with the people attending and the organizations offering the information. Not sure where to start? FireTech is offering a Free Success With NICET Webinar that you can sign up for!

  5. Reach Out to Schools Near You

    • Many schools and universities are making changes to their normal learning spaces. Guidelines form the CDC surrounding social distancing can cause unused spaces to become used, and to cause spaces to be reimagined in new ways. Now is the perfect time to reach out and support educational spaces in making sure they’re up to code on their Fire Safety, doing this may even help you create long lasting partnerships!