Recent College Graduate’s Tip of the Month – February

Spinning Out of Control (Part I)

By Nancy Barry
Author of When Reality Hits: What Employers Want Recent College Graduates to Know

Do you ever feel so overwhelmed with your “to do” list you don’t even know where to begin? I’m sure you have days when you think if you could just get organized you could stay on top of your game.

Your organizational skills are critical to your success whether you’re in school or starting your career. If you’re going to keep up with everything, you’re going to have to be organized.

If you’re organized, you’ll be more productive. If you’re more productive, you’ll meet more deadlines. If you meet more deadlines, you’ll feel so much better! And if you meet more deadlines in the workplace, you’ll become known as a “go to” person. That’s someone who is known for having a positive attitude, meeting deadlines, and always following through on commitments they have made. If you become a “go to” person, you’ll have more opportunities. The more you do, the more you’ll get to do, which will ultimately mean you’ll have an amazing career.

If organization is not one of your strengths, get some help. Read books. Attend a training class. Consult with friends or co-workers who are well-organized. Ask them about their system and tips they can offer you. Do whatever it takes to get organized. Organization systems are not “one size fits all.” Take the information you gather and create a system which works for you.

Next month, I’ll share some great tips for getting and staying organized.

~Nancy Barry

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