may serve organisations and candidates in a wide range of categories of science
jobs here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, from biotechnology and
pharmaceutical to FMCG/food and engineering, but many of the pressures that you
face will be much the same in any of these roles.
One such pressure is that of achieving the highest level of
productivity. Stressed about having to get more done in increasingly little
time? Just follow our simple tips.
It seems that anyone in pretty much any role can be very
easily distracted by social media updates or even whatever's on TV in the
You may presume that it's good for your work success to
always be connected, but if anything, the opposite is true - it sucks a lot
more time from your schedule than you might think.
Set your next day's
schedule before you leave the office
A clear schedule helps you to stay organised and focused in
a way that doing things 'on the hoof' simply cannot. Nor do you need to leave
the daunting task of setting a schedule for the start of each day, a time when you
would probably rather ease yourself gradually into work.
Why not, therefore, put together that 'to-do' list for the
following day just before you leave, so that you'll know exactly what you have
to do from 8am the next morning and can simply focus on racing through the
Impose - and meet -
Depending on your level of responsibility in your role, you
might not have the luxury of setting deadlines for yourself or others in your
team. However, whether you do or do not have that power, you should at least
ensure that deadlines are stuck to.
Treat your work deadlines like financial budgets
that you simply cannot miss, and consider factoring an extra 15 minutes into
the plan for your schedule each day, just in case certain assignments do
Take quick breaks
when you need them
The aforementioned rule shouldn't dictate that you stay
glued to your desk at all times, even when you are becoming too stressed or
distracted to concentrate properly.
Instead, break the cycle by getting out of your chair and
going for a short walk down the corridor, stretching your legs or preparing a
cup of coffee. It'll give you a fresh pair of eyes which with to attack your
work responsibilities again.
Try not to multi-task
We are in an age in which multi-tasking seems not only
possible, but also desirable, despite the research findings that point to it
being a myth. Indeed, according
to a 2009 study in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, even those who claim to multi-task are
actually pretty bad at it.
When you combine such discoveries with the highly delicate
and responsible nature of so many science jobs, there's a very strong case for
focusing on accomplishing one task at a time to a good standard, rather than
joining the league of stressed-out, distracted and poorly-performing multi-taskers.
Fill your mind with
We aren't talking about spending your day repeating endless
'affirmations' in your head that you barely even believe - indeed, we're
talking about something that you may not do at work at all.
Before you go to bed at night, remind yourself of your life
dreams and your goals for the day ahead, and/or read an inspirational book.
Make sure your subconscious is full of uplifting thoughts that will carry you
through another drab Monday.
Are you eager to put these productivity tips to the test in
your dream science role? Get in touch
with the leading science recruitment agency Hyper Recruitment Solutions now,
so that we can suitably prepare you for and match you to your next big career