Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Tip, September 18, 2012

Today's job search tip is:  Focus on one thing at a time. We are all so used to multi-tasking that it is hard to even realize you are doing more than one thing at a time!

Multi-tasking can reduce your effectiveness and leave you wondering what you did all day as you progress through the hours in a whirlwind of activity.

Follow these tips to get the most out of each activity:

  • Turn off the radio or TV
  • Turn off your email notifier and another unnecessary reminders
  • Eat only at the kitchen or dining room table and think only about what you are eating
  • When on the phone make notes about the call if you must, but don't use your computer, smart phone or tablet while talking
  • Follow similar direction when in a meeting (even a boring one!)
  • Have only one program, window and/or tab open on your computer at a time
  • Put your smart phone on power saver or eco mode
  • If exercising think only about the exercise and/or your body
  • When driving focus on that - not your cell, tablet, errands, work, etc
If it is too tall an order to just comply with these tips right off the bat - try for a specified period and increase the time until you are in the habit of single-tasking more often than not!  A timer can help keep you on target.

Other articles that may be of interest:

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