Category: Productivity

  • Inbox Zero with Outlook Quick Steps

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    Recently, I found myself caught in a sales cadence from someone trying to sell me things I didn’t need. One of the emails amusingly read, “Hey, you still haven’t responded to any of my emails.” Given that all these emails were unsolicited, I couldn’t care less. When dealing with unsolicited emails, my go-to actions are…

  • Email Productivity – Automatically archive meeting responses

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    If you have ever organized an event for a large group of people (e.g., hundreds of people), one slightly annoying bit can be receiving all those meeting responses in your mailbox. Responses are important if you want to track the number of people who will be attending, but managing this flood of emails might be…

  • How to write a CV that stands out in 2024: Top tips from a hiring manager

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    As a hiring manager, I sift through hundreds of CVs for each job posting. It’s surprising to see so many struggling with the basics—often misled by outdated advice from various HR blogs. Your CV has mere seconds to get noticed. On top of that, bear in mind that most hiring managers use hiring software that…

  • Stay productive by utilizing keyboard shortcuts

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    Last year at my daughter’s school STEM day, I discussed the crucial skills for IT careers beyond the basics like Maths and English. I emphasized the importance of mastering your computer, particularly through efficient use of keyboard shortcuts. In my post, I cover essential shortcuts that boost productivity significantly—these are simple yet powerful tools to…

  • Master Your Inbox: 12 Essential Email Efficiency Tips for Outlook Users

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    n my latest post, I share 12 practical tips for managing your emails effectively using Outlook on both Windows and iPhone. These tips are all about making your email routine simpler and more efficient, from using your inbox as a proactive to-do list to mastering quick archiving techniques and intelligent use of flags. Dive into…

  • We Don’t Need No Notifications!

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    In my latest post, I reflect on an experience that got me thinking about digital distractions. Sitting next to someone whose phone wouldn’t stop buzzing, I started questioning the necessity of constant notifications and how to maintain focus with such interruptions. I share some personal strategies that work for me: setting my phone to silent…