Just like you’re supposed to periodically clean out your refrigerator or wipe down your mirrors, there are certain essential tasks you should perform at work every month.

However, unlike cleaning, these “chores” will help you boost your reputation at work, keep your hireability high, maintain your connections, and be more productive. When’s the last time you could say that about dusting the furniture?

  1. Make sure you’re regularly talking to these five people. (Lifehacker)

  2. Send a monthly newsletter to keep your connections strong. (Tim’s Strategy)

  3. You should definitely have a formal check-in with your boss at least every 30 days. (Monster)

  4. Try to schedule a regular lunch with your co-workers—it can actually do wonders for your career. (Good Magazine)

  5. Develop a new skill every four weeks. (Develop Good Habits)

  6. Look over your resume and make any necessary updates. (ASME)

  7. These three monthly tasks are the career equivalent of an apple a day. (Business Insider)


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