The global health crisis caused by Covid-19 resulted in many becoming accustomed to spending far more time at home than usual. With the days blending seamlessly into the next, how have individuals made productive use of this time during local lockdowns and periods of self-isolation?
Some utilized this new-found time to prioritize self-care, rediscover a particular passion, or immerse into a hobby as a way of staying occupied and making the most of the downtime. From flexing your artistic muscles, sharpening a new language, to harnessing culinary abilities, expanding your skillset may have proved beneficial, and potentially enjoyable, for many. While it’s easy to see hobbies as a simple way to pass the time, they may however, be translated into essential workplace or interview skills, regardless of if you are working in the office or from home.
For example, mastering the mechanisms of a new language, in many ways, can be useful for life science professionals. Pursuing a career in a pharmaceutical or biotech company requires an ability to communicate coherently, problem-solve, and retain strong time management capabilities; a highly proficient skillset one certainly develops with language learning.
Our newest talent insight report, 'Locked Down and Upskilled', delves deeper into this illuminating topic and how these learned skills will help professional growth.