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Career Wise - Time is Gold


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Career Wise - Time is Gold

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1 Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives 1-866-486-4112 781 Spadina Road, Suite B Toronto, Ontario M5P 2X5
  2. 2. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 2 Time is Gold Time management is a very important skill that everyone needs to practice and be very good at not just at home but also in the office. This will show how professional you are at work and how much you value your job. Thousands of articles have been written about it yet most of us are still having a hard time handling their time because of the simple fact that they are doing it all wrong. Before you even begin to manage your time, you need to be able to understand what time really is, and the sooner you do this, the better. It may seem like there is not enough time to finish your work for the day, but if you follow these basic steps in time management, all your efforts will be rewarded and appreciated. 1. Wake up early - they say that the early bird catches the worm, and yes you will really get the good in everything life if you wake up early everyday. You can even exercise and have breakfast with your family without having to worry about getting into the office on time. You are not only giving time to be healthy but you are also fulfilling your responsibilities at home, making your wife and kids happy. 2. Arriving to the office early - this will allow you to relax and clean your desk before the day starts. You can even have a cup of coffee and check your e-mails before the actual work day starts. 3. Create your schedule for the day - creating a schedule will make your tasks easier and will put your tasks in order. However, you do not just create a schedule for the sake of creating one, you need to follow it religiously to avoid distractions and for you to be able to focus more on your tasks. 4. Learn to prioritize - prioritize the most important things in your schedule especially the ones that need to be delivered right away. Delaying these tasks will just create confusion and will cause stress to build up inside you. 5. Avoid distractions - yes, stay away from people who keep on dropping by at your desk to chat. There is a proper time for that. 6. Take your breaks on time -your breaks will allow you to free your mind fro your job for a while. It also helps you breathe when things get a little tough too. Time-management is a career management skill that could make or break our entire day at work so practicing it is a must in order to become productive and to deliver positive results before the day ends. These are just some of the most basic steps to practice time management. Let these steps guide you in achieving your career goals. Steps to a Midlife Career Job Change You don't have to feel guilty about quitting your current job and moving on to the next one because you are entitled to make your own decisions in life. The only thing that you need to make sure is that you are choosing the right job this time because job hopping is not ideal for midlife employees as it will not be good to look at in your resume. Make sure that your next job is the one you that want; something
  3. 3. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 3 that is meaningful and has the capacity to keep you and make you grow as a person. There could be a whole lot of reasons why you need to quit your job despite of your age, however if your reason is valid and solid, then you really have to make the change. Apart from making the change itself, there are many other considerations that you need to acknowledge such as competing with fresh graduates over a certain position. Since you were stuck in a job you dreaded for years, you may lack some of the new and modern skills that the younger generation has, which makes applying for another job challenging but not necessarily impossible. Worried about making that change? Don't be, because we will give you a step by step plan on making an exit from your current job and landing the job that you love. 1. Decide if you want to make a job change - if you are quitting because you are bored, chances are you will eventually get bored in your next job. If you are angry at someone, making an impulsive decision about quitting won't help in you either. Face the facts, if the environment is threatening in your current job and there is nothing you can do about it, hand in your 2 weeks’ notice. 2. Self-assessment- start from the basics by identifying your skills and interests and pursuing a job that requires most of your qualifications. 3. Do your homework - research about the job you are planning to apply by conducting informal interviews and internet searches to find out if you are a perfect match. 4. Invest in yourself - once you are positive, be ready to learn and develop new skills. Think about any transferrable skills that you could enhance that could bring to your next job. 5. Create a knock out resume - make sure that your resume will stand out from the rest with details such as your previous work experiences, accomplishments and further studies. Changing jobs is for everyone and does not require an age limit. These 5 basic steps will make the entire process easy and convenient for you while you pursue your other goals in life. You have every right to live the life you have always dreamed of, make that change if it is what you really need. Manage Your Career like Never Before Perhaps at some point in your life, you have prepared for your career by making sure you have read every management book within your reach or have taken time management classes available for you at that time, as well as use a daily planner to organize and schedule your day. However, until today, you still feel like you cannot get everything done as planned. Did you miss something out of everything that you have learned or perhaps you're just too busy to stick to your schedule and tasks religiously? Well, let us forget about all of these questions and start again because whether you like it or not, everything that you have learned before did not work for you. What you need to know is that before you can ever begin to manage your time, you must first understand what time really is. You can get the definition of time from the dictionary but to put it
  4. 4. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4 simply, time is when things happen. It is when seconds pass by and stuff is happening all around you; you can either let your own stuff happen or just watch people let their own stuff happen to them. Every second, every minute counts and time flies depending on what you are doing at the moment because you can either let it slip away without lifting a finger or you can simply do what you have to do to make something out of yourself. If you find it hard to manage your time at work, don't worry because we will give you some very helpful tips in order to manage your time wisely. Here are the following: 1. Carry your organizer wherever you go. This organizer should contain your schedule for the day especially your priorities for the week. 2. Create a to-do-list that should have all the important tasks you need to finish today. 3. Go to work earlier than your original time in schedule to clean your desk, relax, answer emails from yesterday, and organize your thoughts so you can think clearly for the rest of the day. 4. Take your breaks on time so you will have more time to breathe when things get a little tough inside the office. 5. Schedule time for interruptions to help a colleague or for unavoidable tasks. 6. Avoid gossiping. 7. You don’t have to answer every call, practice doing callbacks. Handling your time well is a career management skill that every employee should practice because it will not just help improve their performance in the office but it will also make them understand how a positive mind and a carefully planned action could bring out the best in them. These basic tips will help them live a successful and meaningful career for the years to come.