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Time Management
Tips
for Your New Job
With Garland Coulson, “Captain Time”
CaptainTime.com
Congratulations,
You’re Hired!
• Now what?
• How do you get up to speed
quickly?
• What do you work on first?
• What are y...
Meeting with Managers
• Always have a note-taking system
(manual or tablet/smart phone
based)
• If using a tablet or phone...
Find the Key Reporting Basics
• Who do you report to?
• Any secondary
supervisors/managers you have
responsibilities to?
•...
What are you measured on?
• What is your promotion/pay
raise/job dependent on?
• What reports are required?
• When are the...
What Systems are in Place?
• Delegation/Project management
• Formal task management system
or just email/phone?
• Learn wh...
What Training Resources are Available?
• Look for:
• In-house trainers and mentors
• In-house training materials, manuals
...
Track Your Time
• Check if your employer has an
existing time tracking system.
If not, try Toggl.com
• Review your job pri...
Reducing Distractions
• Tell “chatty” co-workers you are under a
deadline and ask if you can get together
with them for lu...
Obtain Feedback
• Work on tasks for a short time, then
refer to your supervisor to make sure
you are on the right track
• ...
• Be organized in meetings
• Take notes
• Focus on what you are measured
on
• Work with a good task
management system’
• T...
More Help From Garland
• Coaching
• Phone
• Skype
• Email
• Group Training
• Webinars
Visit CaptainTime.com
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Time Management Tips for your New Job

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Congratulations, you''re hired - now what!

I put together these time management tips for people starting a new job to help you hit the ground running, impress your new managers and to stay on top of everything.

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Time Management Tips for your New Job

  1. 1. Time Management Tips for Your New Job With Garland Coulson, “Captain Time” CaptainTime.com
  2. 2. Congratulations, You’re Hired! • Now what? • How do you get up to speed quickly? • What do you work on first? • What are your priorities? • How do you excell and impress your boss?
  3. 3. Meeting with Managers • Always have a note-taking system (manual or tablet/smart phone based) • If using a tablet or phone for notes, be sure to tell your managers it is for note taking only and all phone/text functions are turned off • If there isn’t an in-house system, Microsoft OneNote is my recommended tool for taking notes • Listen carefully to ensure you understand what they want. Repeat back the instructions to them to check your understanding
  4. 4. Find the Key Reporting Basics • Who do you report to? • Any secondary supervisors/managers you have responsibilities to? • How do they prefer to be approached? • Regular meetings • Is there an up to date job description? Top Level Manager Other Manager Your Boss You
  5. 5. What are you measured on? • What is your promotion/pay raise/job dependent on? • What reports are required? • When are the reports due? • Ask to review a good sample of the report they want • Focus first on what you are measured on, then the rest of your duties
  6. 6. What Systems are in Place? • Delegation/Project management • Formal task management system or just email/phone? • Learn whatever system is being used • If no existing system, set up your own system using tools like • Teamwork.com • Trello.com
  7. 7. What Training Resources are Available? • Look for: • In-house trainers and mentors • In-house training materials, manuals and videos • Online and or outside courses and resources • Some firms will reimburse some or all of your tuition fees for outside courses – take advantage of this great opportunity
  8. 8. Track Your Time • Check if your employer has an existing time tracking system. If not, try Toggl.com • Review your job priorities and assign blocks of time
  9. 9. Reducing Distractions • Tell “chatty” co-workers you are under a deadline and ask if you can get together with them for lunch or coffee to talk further • Turn notifications off for social media, Skype and email – just check your email regularly – once or twice a day • If possible, try to set up a “power hour.”
  10. 10. Obtain Feedback • Work on tasks for a short time, then refer to your supervisor to make sure you are on the right track • After a few weeks, ask your supervisor • How am I doing? • What would you like to see me improve on? • What am I doing well?
  11. 11. • Be organized in meetings • Take notes • Focus on what you are measured on • Work with a good task management system’ • Take advantage of internal/external training • Track your time • Reduce distractions
  12. 12. More Help From Garland • Coaching • Phone • Skype • Email • Group Training • Webinars Visit CaptainTime.com

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