Whenever I speak to recruiters, there’s a common theme. They just don’t have enough TIME! Yes, you get the same 24 hours as everyone else… but are those hours managed effectively? One of the major tools of a recruiter’s trade is the internet. Access to websites, apps, and your recruitment software is of paramount importance in order to function and do the job. Without it, it’s back to old pen and paper, and who wants that?
However, with the internet comes the potential for major distraction. As someone that works in marketing and also predominantly uses the internet for my job, I know it’s easy to get sucked in to a new website, or read another online article, or check my own Twitter account… shiny object syndrome. There is always something trying to lure you in!
So how do you stay focused?
Allow yourself a bit of time each day to ‘be distracted’. If you want to do some online shopping, or look at your Facebook feed, do it in your lunch hour. It’s something to look forward to and you aren’t going to feel guilty about focusing on the latest gadget you’ve been eyeing up on Amazon, or the amazing red shoes you are bidding for on eBay. Plus the boss isn’t going to mind if it’s on your own time!