Question of the day: What is the biggest time management challenge you face at your desk?

In follow up to today's RBC Daily:

We often discuss the importance of time management and the role it plays in achieving success at your desk. Time is a huge commodity and the more we can have of it, the more effective we are in making placements. On the flip side, the reality is that many of us find ourselves in reactionary mode because dealing with people day in and day out is a fluid situation in itself. So how can we get a better handle on our time management skills? Peter Bregman shares his thoughts in a great article from HBR.org, The Biggest Myth in Time Management. It’s a fast read and one that I highly recommend.

Question of the day: What is the biggest time management challenge you face at your desk?

Tags: Desk, HBR, Managment, RBC, Recruiter, Time

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Hot Wife (I work from home)

The biggest one I face today is whether to call clients or candidates.  I have been working a blended desk for the past few weeks, and it has been challenging coming up with an effective way to structure my day.  At this point, I am just reacting.  I have job orders coming in from hard work over the past year really, as well as the relationships I have forged.  Candidates are coming in from the same hard work...and my network.  However, I always need more, and I need to continue working proactively to keep those orders and candidates coming in over the next couple of months.

So, my issue in time management is this: What do I do next?

Today the decision is do I reschedule candidates so I can meet the plumber or do I reschedule the plumber. Decision made. Plumbers are harder to get than candidates.

My CPA is raising hell for my info, I have to do a property tax rendition, job orders stacking up, candidates need to be called. Looks like time management will be doing the administriva nights and weekends when the salmon are not running. When the salmon are running I catch em', throw em over my shoulder and string em later when the run slows down.

Off to meet the plumber, it's called priorities. Priorities are what make money to pay the plumber, looks like it will be an allnighter. I can sleep when I'm dead and the plumber has been paid.

Denise:  When you leave your 2nd email or call, make sure you state 'this is my 2nd attempt to reach you"

Email Subject line sample:  "2nd Attempt to Reach You About Interesting Local Opportunity" (works ALL the time)

Also, never state "2nd time" unless it is really your 2nd time calling/emailing.... (be ethical)

Let me know when it works!


Brian-


Denise K. White said:

Making calls and sending emails with no results. It's frustrating.

CRAZY business....  Herding cats, rabbits, and chickens is easier!  Brian-

Denise K. White said:

Thanks Brian, I will try that. It is hard learning recruiting on your own.

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