Five productive things you can do in case you get bored at work

In case you're bored a lot, this might make a good opportunity to advance your career into a new path!
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Chances are, most of us work a job that has some downtime. Even when there's work still to be done, we find ourselves bored and just sitting around wasting time.

Well thankfully, Zippia has put together a list of 25 productive things you can do in case you get bored at work. And in case you're bored a lot, this might make a good opportunity to advance your career into a new path!

They suggest:

1. Look into more education or training
If you're bored, it probably means you can handle more responsibility. Improving your work skillset is never a bad idea.

2. Clean up
A clean workplace makes it so much easier to be productive. Plus, it reflects well on your work habits.

3. Network online
It's important to maintain your professional relationships, both inside and outside of the workplace.

4. Check out your benefits and make sure you fully understand them
It's surprising how many people don't really know what their benefits are. Things like making sure you take full advantage of 401K matching.

5. Update your résumé
You never know when you might need a new job. But if you're bored, you might be ready sooner than later. Just make sure your boss doesn't see you working on your résumé or browsing jobs.

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