Are You Bored With the Working From Home Thing?

If you’re like many people, you’ve been working from home for months. And you’re over it. At first, it seemed like a novelty—a chance to skip the commute and work in comfy clothes while staying safe. As the weeks went on, however, you realized it can be tough to work with spouses, kids, and pets around, and it can get awfully boring looking at the same walls.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to get out of your rut and combat the boredom you might be feeling at home:

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Plan a busy schedule. If you pack a lot into your workday, your mind will be focused on the tasks. Now is the time to add those often-put-off housekeeping projects, like cleaning out old emails, deleting files, and filing papers, in your schedule. Fill the gaps and avoid the lulls.

Schedule breaks. This means actually put time for breaks on your calendar. Step away from the desk. Get up and stretch. Talk to a family member in the house. Stay put and call a friend. Squeeze in a workout. The point is to use the time to focus on something other than work so you can come back to it fresh.

Change your location. If you usually work in a bedroom, try a day in the kitchen. Or the family room. Or the dining room. Just mix it up! When you feel boredom setting in, take a walk, even if it’s just around the house. A change of scenery, even if brief, goes a long way.

Pursue training opportunities. You’re not spending time going to and from work, so use the downtime to explore training your employer offers. If your employer will compensate you for taking outside classes, take advantage of that. Or, if you want to switch or advance your career, take one of our many online courses and professional certificate programs. All of these options will expand your skill set, bolster your resume, and alleviate boredom.

Set up a fun distraction. Listen to music while you work—rock, jazz, country—whatever lifts your mood. Have a favorite show playing off on the side, if it won’t distract you from work. A little bit of fun can have a big, positive effect on your day.

Working from home might be a lasting trend. Once you learn how to keep boredom at bay, it might be a trend to embrace.

Email us at learn@corexcel.com to learn more.

Is The Time Right for a Career Change?

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Who would have thought that a global pandemic could be just the thing to prompt a career change? When COVID-19 first hit, we were thinking, “Do I have enough toilet paper” and “Where can I get hand sanitizer?”—not “Perhaps I should switch jobs.” However, there are actually several reasons why it just might be the perfect time to make a career move.

Time to think. Before the pandemic, it was go-go-go.  We were running to work. Running home to take care of the kids. Running to meet friends for dinner. Now we’re sitting on the sofa…and sitting there some more. It gives us time to think, and, importantly, to assess whether or not we’re happy with our careers. Time to think can lead to “time to change.”

Job uncertainty. Businesses of all sizes are hurting. Many Americans are worried about job security, rightly so. Even if you enjoy your current job, will it be there when the dust settles as the pandemic winds down? Unfortunately, a new career might not be something we want, but something we need.

Time to learn. With all of these weeks at home, we have plenty of time on our hands. That means we have time to learn new skills. We have time to update our resumes and LinkedIn profiles, too. (Even if you’re working full-time, you no longer have a commute, social engagements, or errands to run.)

Workplace flexibility. Just a few months ago, an employer might have questioned a job candidate on a career shift. In these unprecedented circumstances, a career move is understood.

Corexcel offers the educational opportunities you need to revitalize or reinvent your career. Not only do we offer a full suite of career-boosting courses, we also offer many online certificate programs. Earn your certification in Data Analytics, Search Engine Optimization, Cybersecurity, or many other in-demand options. Exit the pandemic with a valuable skill set—and a new career!

Email us at learn@corexcel.com to learn more.

Introducing Managing Remote Employees

Today’s workforce is turning to  technology to handle both internal and external communications. The idea of meeting face-to-face is becoming less and less common. In wake of the recent string of viruses world-wide, many companies are embracing the idea of employing remote workers to run their day to day operations. While the convenience and agility of working remotely sounds easy enough, it is also imperative that supervisors and managers alike are practicing the best strategies to effectively oversee their remote employees.

Introducing Managing Remote Employees 

Course Features

  • Online, self-paced course
  • Open enrollment 24/7/365
  • No prerequisites
  • Interactive review exercises
  • Professional videos with complete transcripts
  • Ask the Expert feature – Submit questions directly to our experts
  • CEU/PDU Certificate

Information Technology for Managers Online Training Course

Information Technology courseA Manager’s Guide to Information Technology is a new online information technology course that helps managers learn the basics of information technology. This IT course will help learners combine management concepts with their newly acquired knowledge and be able to make informed business decision for themselves and support their team.

Participants learn about:

  • Operating systems and application software
  • Programming languages
  • Network configuration
  • Database security

This course offers 1.0 CEUs upon successful completion.

Have a group of 10 or more that need to take an information technology online course? Call us at 888-658-6641, or send your request through our contact form, for special group pricing.

Corexcel is approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Superior Customer Service Course | Online Training

Superior Customer Service CourseAre you a new Customer Service Manager?  A Manager’s Guide to Superior Customer Service, our latest superior customer service course designed specifically for supervisors. The course is geared toward managers who are learning to lead, learning to support their team and learning to help their team of customer service representatives. Participants will learn:

  • How to train representatives on various platforms
  • How to set expectations
  • How to teach employees about dealing with difficult customer situations

This course offers 0.3 CEUs upon successful completion.

Superior Customer Service Course Key Features

  • Online, self-paced course
  • Open enrollment 24/7/365
  • No prerequisites
  • Interactive exercises
  • Professional videos
  • Ask the Expert feature

Learn more about our Manager’s Guide to Superior Customer Service course.

Have a group of 10 or more to train?  Call us at 888-658-6641 for special group pricing.

Corexcel is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Interested in Certificate Programs? Check out the complete Manager’s Toolbox course.

Security Awareness Training | Online Training

security awareness training

Employees with little or no information technology (IT) or security awareness experience should be mindful of online security threats.

Our new online course, Cyber Awareness Training, is a security training course that will help a beginner:

  • Recognize phising attacks via email
  • Securely work from home or on mobile devices
  • Keep company data and accounts secure when using social media

This course offers 0.2 CEUs upon successful completion.

Have a group of 10 or more to train? Call us at 888-658-6641 for special group pricing.

Corexcel is approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).