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Job Seeking in Publishing, Entry Level

Series 1 Episode 3 of bookcareers.com Live This episode features genuine questions from jobseekers, including how to get experience when you’ve got no experience and how to stand out from the crowd.  It has helpful hints for those jobseeking, and case study that will benefit both those at entry level, as well as managers who […]

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How to manage constant interruptions

Apologies. This blog is a week late due to… interruptions. As part of writing a blog about ‘how to manage interruptions’, it made sense to recreate a situation where I experienced continuous interruptions. The plan was to react immediately to what came in – by whatever method – phone, email, social media, person. Coupled with […]

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How to clear your email inbox

If you are aiming to be more productive, then it can’t have escaped your notice that one of the biggest time stealers is email. I’m guessing you probably receive over 150 emails every day all with mixed time frames. Some you’ll need to action immediately, some you’ll need to reply to later, some are for […]

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Conduct a time and motion study

Overworked? Becoming unproductive? Have you thought about conducting your own personal time and motion study?   A time and motion study monitors what you are doing at any given part of the day, over a consecutive number of days.  It may be carried out over 15 or 20 minute intervals, and all the time you […]

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How to plan for success and reach your goals

It is halfway through the day of your new regime and already things are going awry. This is how you can plan for success and reach your goal.   Grab yourself a notepad, pen, your diary, a decaf coffee, and go through the following procedure:-   1. What is your ultimate aim? Is it to […]

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