As you advance your job search, keep in mind that time management skills are always in high demand. Employers will assess your ability to effectively manage time because those who do are more productive, efficient, and likely to meet deadlines and deliver expected results.
Time management is a combination of multiple skills that all add up to working effectively. To make your time management skills stand out, include them on your resume and in your cover letter, and weave them into the message points you bring across during interviews. They might include:
SMART Goal Setting
Goals should always be a stretch, encouraging you to extend your limits a little beyond your comfort zone while growing in the process. But, you need to be smart about goal setting. Follow that very acronym. SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Successful goal setting boils down to:
Often, time and deadline pressure force you into artificially “prioritizing” whatever task is right in front of you or whatever current fire needs to be put out. Effective prioritization means minimizing the fires.
Effective scheduling comes down to time blocking. This means mapping out each day realistically by assigning blocks on your calendar to correspond to specific projects, tasks, meetings, and activities – and then sticking to this schedule.
This means giving someone else a task or part of a task to do instead of you handling it entirely by yourself.
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