As we settle into a new year, many of us are setting goals to improve our productivity in our work and academic life. There are so many productivity hacks out there and countless rules and recommendations. You may want to disregard a few common ones. In this piece for Fast Company, writer Gwen Moran explains.
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As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 it’s a great time to be looking at the year you’ve had and setting goals and intentions for how you want to feel and what you want to accomplish in the new year. Given the amount of time we spend on our smartphones, it’s also a good time to take stock of which ones help us and which ones maybe harm our mental or emotional health, drain our money, or pose a risk to our cyber security.
It might be hard to imagine when you’re in the end-of-semester crunch or wrapping up end-of-year projects before schools close and a lot of companies slow down for the last week of December, but sometimes we don’t know what to do with ourselves when we have downtime over the holidays. If a new job is on your wish list for the year ahead, this can actually be a great time for a job search.
We’re all pretty familiar with the fact that we’re pretty much addicted to our phone. Sure, that constant checking can eat away at our focus and productivity through the day, but you can also make that device work for you. A productivity app for your smart phone can be a total game-change. In this article, Fast Company rounds up the top 8 you should check out.
Last week we talked about gratitude and “thank you” notes you should write to people who’ve been helpful to you in your academic and professional life. What about when it comes to expressing thanks after a job interview, though? Turns out there are some mistakes that can cost you the job. Are you making any of these?
This article by Monster contributor Daniel Bortz explains.