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Time Management

From Professional-Resumes.com




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When preparing a strategy for job hunting or planning a career change you must craft a plan that needs organization and structure just as you would approach a work project. To help you do this we will provide you with the basic tools of effective time management:

  • The first and most important point is that effective time management is not about doing things faster or better but it is about doing the right things.
  • Identify your goals.
  • Prioritize your goals in order of importance to you.
  • Priorities may change but review the list on a daily basis to avoid important tasks becoming urgent tasks and jumping to the head of the list.
  • Concentrate 100% on each task as it appears on your schedule and see it through to completion.
  • Do not leave a task incomplete. This will only add to your sense tiredness, stress, frustration etc.
  • We are often at our best first thing in the morning when we are alert and vibrant. Find the time of the day that works best for you and endeavour to assign this time for completing the more complex or creative tasks.
  • Do not procrastinate or put off unpleasant or difficult tasks. They will play on your mind and cause you anxiety.
  • Allocate smaller and more management pieces of your day to completing your tasks rather than a large chunk of the day during which you may find it difficult to concentrate and focus.
  • Think before you act. Do not waste time by rushing into something without thinking carefully about it beforehand.
  • Be clear in your objectives and set up a task list in which you can clearly identify the status of each task.
  • Organize yourself and perform one task at a time keeping your workspace free from clutter to avoid distraction.
  • Set deadlines and keep them.
  • Minimize interruptions and distractions.
  • Take time out to relax, de-stress and unwind.
  • Be aware of how you are spending your time even if this means keeping a log/diary.
  • It will quickly highlight where time is being used wastefully.

If you apply these principles consistently you will quickly see the benefits of an organized approach to your job search or career plan and will most likely learn a little about yourself on the way.



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