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5 Time Management Tips When Juggling Work And School

Career Realism

Not surprisingly, time-shortage is one of the biggest reasons for students dropping out before completing their degree. Here are top five tips for managing your time for academic – and professional – success. Record your daily activities to find out how much time you really have.

Reduce Your Team's Dependence on You

Water Cooler Wisdom

 Every time I travel, it reminds me how important it is to get the business to a point where it can run without me. You should regularly bring these individuals up to speed on everything you have your hands in, and allow them to independently manage important initiatives without your constant input.  This approach will prevent you from becoming too indispensible as a manager and mentor, and will also help to ensure tight integration.

5 Tips For Reclaiming Your Career & Finding Happiness

Career Realism

If the second scenario sounds more like you, it’s time for a change, don’t you think? Manage up! I’m sure you’ve heard this term before, but what the heck does it mean to “ manage up ” anyway? Managing up will help others recognize your value within the organization, making you an asset. By going the extra mile with your work, you take stress off of your manager/boss, which can help you build a better working relationship with him/her. Find a mentor.

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Do You Understand What Kind of Support YOU Need?

Ms. Career Girl

By asking for support on your projects, soul-centered goals, and in your life, you don’t just achieve your goals, you achieve them more quickly and easily – while avoiding exhaustion and being overwhelmed. These are your colleagues, mentors, Board of Directors, coaches, and teachers.

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Three Master Skills for Managers

Life@work

By the time managers and small-business owners call me, they’re pretty frustrated and discouraged. Too many projects and not enough resources. But if your procrastination is hindering your or your team’s effectiveness, it’s time for a tune-up.

Time management is not about tasks | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Time management is not about tasks Posted to: Management | Time management September 17th, 2010 Del.icio.us It’s just time.

4 Signs You NEED To Change Careers

Career Realism

In spite of those challenges, however, the time does come for some when the writing is on the wall. You realize you aren’t happy anymore in the career of first choice, and it is time to assess what you might be able to do to transition into another line of work.

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6 Steps To Kickstart Your Career As A College Freshman

Career Realism

Developing a strong, structured time management routine is crucial to being successful in college. Work on maximizing your time between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. Step 6: Get A Mentor. This is where mentoring comes in.

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Skills Development

Personal Excellence Blog

Without the right skills, you will only frustrate yourself, waste your time, and spend a lot of time dealing with rudimentary issues caused by the lack of knowledge or lack of skills, as opposed to progressing in your goal. Get a mentor.

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my manager said I’m emasculating an employee (or how to respond to gendered feedback)

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am a first-time manager, but have been with my current organization for four years. However, he is concerned that because I am very good at my job, I may be emasculating my direct report (I am a female manager, with a male director and male direct report). I’ve done that once to my director via a former female manager who then called him out on it.

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How to cope with diversity | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook All projects run longer than scheduled. So when I planned for remodeling the farmhouse as a two-week project, I figured it would take four weeks. Total time eating out: two months.

Getting a Job by Volunteering – Two Approaches

Career Alley

Working 9 to 5 or in your own time? How will you finish your volunteering project? Diane is a Professional Coach and Business Mentor with many years experience, specialising in helping clients move forward in their career or their business, through anaylsis, self determination, goal setting and action planning. For more information on career management, behavioural interviewing or other related matters, you can contact Diane by email at: diane.hope@tiscali.co.uk.

Workplace Leadership: Challenging Accepted Dynamics

Ms. Career Girl

Often it's not about being the most dominant, or having a position at the top of the pecking order, it's about mentoring and guidance. While it is necessary to be persistent in order to meet your deadlines, try not to be demanding and do your best to give others enough time to work.

Being an expert takes time, not talent | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Being an expert takes time, not talent Posted to: Fulfillment | Goal setting | How to blog January 28th, 2010 Del.icio.us And if you think management in corporate life is an exception, you’re wrong. And in fact, the importance of hard work over raw talent is the subject of t he most popular Freakonomics column ever in the New York Times.)

do what you say you're going to do

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager do what you say you’re going to do March 10, 2011 It amazes me that this has to be said, but this should be your cardinal rule at work: Do what you say you’re going to do, by when you say you’re going to do it, or update people accordingly.

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager answering questions from your old employer after you’ve moved on February 21, 2011 A reader writes: I have submitted my two weeks notice and am wondering what I should do if after I have left, if they contact me for phone support?

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good management: finding out what's NOT getting done

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager good management: finding out what’s NOT getting done March 28, 2011 Someone told me recently that I was his only manager who ever asked him to specifically report on what he wasn’t getting done. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my company does secret performance reviews that we’re not allowed to see March 21, 2011 A reader writes: My current employer performs secret yearly reviews for the 85 employees at our main location. It’s STORY TIME!

I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager want me to review your resume? I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

how to fire an employee with a bad attitude — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to fire an employee with a bad attitude January 3, 2011 A reader writes: I have an employee who has been doing her job OK but has a bad attitude and is dragging everyone down. Reply Ask a Manager January 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm I so agree!

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how to stand out at a job fair

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. News & World Report today, I have some advice on job fairs based on my experience recruiting there, and it includes some stuff I never thought I’d write (like this might be the one time it’s okay to have an objective on your resume, and that your handshake might actually matter).

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now? March 15, 2011 A reader writes: When you are managing others, how do you know when you are expecting too much or setting expectations too high? Get an Ask a Manager mug.

short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 5, 2011 Well, the title is misleading, because not all of these questions are short. A new manager got appointed to be my boss just over a year ago.

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. Reply Ask a Manager March 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm Yeah, you don’t want to share in an unprofessional way, of course. My time’s limited! Get an Ask a Manager mug. area nonprofit manager?

at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee? I didn’t think much of it at the time except to think, “this is okay he prefers to be casual&#. Get an Ask a Manager mug. the new Ask a Manager is here!

How to take intelligent risks | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to take intelligent risks Posted to: Entrepreneurship | Finding a career | Quitting | Self-management September 29th, 2010 Del.icio.us

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics February 9, 2011 There are loads of good recruiters out there. One time I got a response fairly quickly and it was from a hiring agency. They’ve done this to me three times.

What To Do When You're the Newbie

Life@work

A Few Career Blogs Worth Your Time Bailey Work Play Career Hub CareerDiva Dan Erwin Blog Escape from Cubicle Nation Pongo Resume Susan Strayer The M.A.P. Sign up for extra projects - within reason. Get to know people throughout the company and search for a mentor.

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years. Over 50% of the time.

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Getting a Job by Volunteering – Two Approaches

Career Alley

Working 9 to 5 or in your own time? How will you finish your volunteering project? Diane is a Professional Coach and Business Mentor with many years experience, specialising in helping clients move forward in their career or their business, through anaylsis, self determination, goal setting and action planning. For more information on career management, behavioural interviewing or other related matters, you can contact Diane by email at: diane.hope@tiscali.co.uk.

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn March 24, 2011 A reader writes: So, I got a new job (hooray!) If it isn’t, then is what he does in his private life really his manager’s concern? Get an Ask a Manager mug.

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how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? And my entire team of about 30 works those hours so it’s not poor time management on my part. off-topic Reply Ask a Manager February 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm Good.

how to tackle your budget process when you're “not a math person”

Ask A Manager

Lay out a time line for accomplishing these goals over the course of a year. You already have a time line all laid out, so it’ll be easy to drop in the numbers. Small adjustments in timing or resources can make a big difference! Get an Ask a Manager mug.

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession April 4, 2011 Last spring, I quit my job to go to work for myself. My couch, most of the time.) I see this advice all the time — “Can’t get a job?

does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager does company’s silence mean I didn’t get the job? I responded by emailing the hiring manager, politely reiterating my interest in the position: nothing. By that time I already had two other (better) job offers.

things that aren't good ideas #78

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager things that aren’t good ideas #78 March 22, 2011 The reader who received the cover letter excerpted below described it as “things that make your heart break,&# and I have to agree. Reply Ask a Manager March 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm Yes!

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manager who's bad at numbers is panicking over budget process

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager manager who’s bad at numbers is panicking over budget process March 31, 2011 A reader writes: I am a new manager in a rather large department and am working on my budget for 2011/12. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

10 mistakes you're making on your resume

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 10 mistakes you’re making on your resume March 28, 2011 Over at U.S. Reply Ask a Manager March 29, 2011 at 10:49 am Yep, you can go straight into work experience or education, or you can start with a “summary&# section at the top instead, where you highlight key qualifications (which seems to be the new thing). 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise?

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Test: Is your life happy or interesting? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Is this your first time here? But if you know why people who must have good eyebrows cannot take chances, and why most people have terrible eyebrows, then you took the time to find out enough about eyebrows to know what is best and how yours could be better. I realized I made a mistake the first time. ) -8 to -3 You have a desire for interestingness over happiness 3 to 8 You have a desire for happiness over interestingness. -2

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manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts March 3, 2011 A reader writes: I own a small business and one of my managers is Facebook friends with me and all her staff members. See if she wants time off.