E-mail: the problem with processing and time management

Cube Rules

Most e-mail articles tell you to sit down and go through your e-mail several times a day. Outside of getting rid of the notification (recommended), what is the big problem with all that advice to “just go through your e-mail at set times during the day&# ? photo credit: ario_.

5 Sneaky Ways to Defeat Your Time Management Frenemy

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When it comes to time management, it’s sage advice. Phone calls, emails and other interruptions may be proven time management enemies, but the real threat is infinitely more insidious in its subtlety.

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employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list March 17, 2011 A reader writes: I recently was asked to sign a Consent to Reference Check form. Being a reference for someone is serious business.

How to Get People to Read Your E-mails

Water Cooler Wisdom

They take too long to read : I don’t have a lot of time to read, and by sending me an essay you are saying your e-mail is more important than the other things I have to read. They don’t respect my time : When you send me an e-mail, you’re making a request on my time (to read, process, respond). You’re sending a message that your time is more important than mine. Link : If you need to refer to information, include a link to it on the web.

8 things you should know about job references

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 8 things you should know about job references February 14, 2011 If you’re job-searching, at some point you’re going to be asked for references … and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re going to hand them over without giving much thought to what will happen next. News & World Report today, I talk about eight things about the reference-checking process that you might not know. Get an Ask a Manager mug.

The Real Reason Why Most LinkedIn Profiles Suck

Career Solvers

And everyone agrees that these references to personal attributes should be banned from profiles whenever possible in favor of tangible, accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven proof of professional performance. Possesses excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills.

How to Start a Business While Remaining a Salaried Employee

Ms. Career Girl

Become Skilled at Time Management. Furthermore, unless you want to completely alienate your family, you probably cannot spend all of your non-job time on the business. Therefore, it is critical that you become a skilled manager of your own time.

How to Work Around Office Problems

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Alexandra Levits Water Cooler Wisdom About Subscribe in a reader Subscribe to Water Cooler Wisdom by Email CareerChat eNewsletter Subscribe Find Alexandra Archives April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 More.

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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. I still make references to it, too.

How To Get Maximum Results When You Have Too Many Ideas (Harnessing The Superstar Effect)

Personal Excellence Blog

What do you do when you have too many projects you want to embark on but limited time to do them? Every time I worked on something, 2-3 new ideas would pop out of nowhere. Doing both at the same time was a no-go since it would split my attention two ways. Refer to Step 2.

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The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People

Personal Excellence Blog

With the new server, loading time is faster and usage experience is better. The common notion of productivity is the ability to churn out a lot of work in a short span of time. IMO, true productivity is the ability to create a lot of high impact work in a short span of time.

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What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with resumes, particularly when they post a position with a telecommute option. I spoke to a recruiter and he stated that he receives between 750 and 1,000 resumes, each day, every time he posts a project. To ensure your resume shines, take ample time to make sure your information is presented in an easy to read, eye-pleasing format. manager/manger). By Jennifer Anthony.

What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with resumes, particularly when they post a position with a telecommute option. I spoke to a recruiter and he stated that he receives between 750 and 1,000 resumes, each day, every time he posts a project. To ensure your resume shines, take ample time to make sure your information is presented in an easy to read, eye-pleasing format. manager/manger). By Jennifer Anthony.

What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with resumes, particularly when they post a position with a telecommute option. I spoke to a recruiter and he stated that he receives between 750 and 1,000 resumes, each day, every time he posts a project. To ensure your resume shines, take ample time to make sure your information is presented in an easy to read, eye-pleasing format. manager/manger). By Jennifer Anthony.

What Are The Differences Between Telecommute Resumes and Standard Resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Recruiters and hiring managers are flooded with resumes, particularly when they post a position with a telecommute option. I spoke to a recruiter and he stated that he receives between 750 and 1,000 resumes, each day, every time he posts a project. To ensure your resume shines, take ample time to make sure your information is presented in an easy to read, eye-pleasing format. manager/manger). By Jennifer Anthony.

Are You Ready For The Million Dollar Challenge? Join Now!

Personal Excellence Blog

All MDC participants are invited to embark on their personal projects – be it to start a new business, to launch a new product, etc – whereby the goal is to earn as much money as possible (no time frame)! All the money you earn through your projects will be yours.

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5 Ready Tips To Overcome Procrastination [Student Edition!]

Personal Excellence Blog

When you wait until your assignments, papers and projects become urgent, that’s when life becomes stressful. There are four quadrants of tasks (as per the Time Management Matrix, which you can read more in Put First Things First ): Quadrant 1: Important and urgent (e.g.

Ways HR Can Benefit from Video Conferencing

Corn on the Job

When you’re in HR management, you’re expected to be a thought leader in discovering new ways and training to make personnel productive and creative, and allow them to reach their potential. It’s easy to interview a candidate via video conferencing , or even to check references.

do what you say you're going to do

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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.

How to Avoid Micromanaging

Water Cooler Wisdom

  First, set up regular check-in meetings with your reports so that you can receive updates and provide guidance, and don’t spontaneously call them, e-mail them, or appear in their offices unannounced at any other time

I will review your resume this week

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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 stand out at a job fair

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

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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!

good management: finding out what's NOT getting done

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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.

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

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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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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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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.

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

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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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yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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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?

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

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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.

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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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.

3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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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?

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

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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!

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

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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.

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things that aren't good ideas #78

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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!

10 mistakes you're making on your resume

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts

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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.

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? BUT all the company reps refer me (and everyone else) to their company’s site. Is there anything I can say or do while face to face with these “refer to our site for everything” reps?