How to organise yourself and manage your time

As I said earlier, job hunting is a job:

  • Allocate some ‘office space’. A PC/laptop with an internet connection and a good printer are essential. You don’t need the latest ‘all singing and dancing’ PC, you only need something fairly basic to surf the internet for jobs and for word-processing.
  • Keep a diary or use the MS Outlook calendar and use it for both planning your time and for recording appointments.
  • Ensure that you backup your files on a memory stick or other portable media.
  • Work expands to fill the time available – set deadlines for each task.
  • Set daily objectives – use a daily action planner or checklist.
  • Prioritise the day’s tasks: A = must; B = should; C = could. Move to the Bs when the ...

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