Career Clinic: How can I look busy when there's nothing to do?
"I am a trainee at a large City firm, currently sitting in corporate. There is hardly any work for me to do at the moment, but I don't want to appear idle, like I am sitting around doing nothing. Do I keep asking partners if there is anything can do at the risk of annoying them, or do I just keep my head down and ride it out? I'm worried that if I stay quiet, others that do ask for work may make a better impression than me. Alternatively, does anyone have any tips for things I can do to give off the impression that I am keeping busy?"
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