Some people love them. Others hate them. I personally am a real lover of the To-Do List.
It is the best productivity Life Hack out there. Now we think that you should have multiple To-Do Lists. As a recruiter you will have a range of balls to juggle; clients, candidates, administration, as well as managerial and internal tasks. There are a lot of various tasks that need to be dealt with.
And that does not even cover all the long term projects that you are going to have complete at some point. When you put this into perspective, it become less about creating multiple To-Do Lists but stopping information overload. This is where the multiple To-Do List method comes in.
With the Multiple To-Do list Method (MTDL) you get to easily create lists that are specific for each of the balls you have to juggle.
For example as a recruiter you will need: Client, Candidate, and Administration Lists. As a Billings Manager you will need: Client, Candidate, Administration, Managerial Lists So how does the MTDL method work in practice?
You need to create a spreadsheet on your desktop called To Do List Once created, you need to create three Columns Completed?, Task, and List.
Add a filter to this row. Begin populating the spreadsheet with all the tasks that need to be completed.
On each task also put the appropriate list e.g. Candidate, Client etc. Once you have fully populated the spreadsheet with all of your tasks that need doing you are now ready to print.
Filter the spreadsheet by each list type e.g. candidate and print off.
Take the printed copies for each of you lists and number each item 1,2,3 in order of importance. Leave the office and go home.
Tomorrow repeat, but put a Y in the Completed column against each task that you have completed. Filter. Print and Repeat.
This process each evening will give you the ultimate To-Do List and will allow you to get started straight away on your projects each and every morning.
Now go out and get them tiger!