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Jacob Richman’s 2007 CJI Salary Survey Results Now Available

Every year, Jacob Richman polls the subscribers of his Computer Jobs in Israel (CJI) mailing list about their salaries. The 2007 results were released on March 1st and can be seen in English and in Hebrew on the CJI salary survey archives site. If you aren’t familiar with him – Jacob Richman, arguably the pioneer […]

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How Do You Motivate Yourself to Look for Work?

Of the 5 times that I’ve had to look for a job, only once was I forced into that position as a result of someone else’s (poor 🙂 ) decision making. That makes a big difference. If you choose to switch jobs or careers, you likely have a good reason for doing so and are […]

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Top Posts of February 2007

These were the most-read articles posted on JobMob over the month of February 2007 according to FeedBurner‘s Site Statistics: 42 Reads – Need Help Deciding Whether You Should Upgrade to Windows Vista Not every JobMobber can afford to plunk down over NIS 1000 or $300 for Microsoft’s latest eye candy/hacker target Windows Vista unless they […]

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How to Master Your Attention Span and Stay in Focus

Attention span of a fly? This list will help you get in the zone.

Are you considering taking a sick day so that you can get some work done?

Do you find your mind wandering as you scan through a spreadsheet or write a post for your blog?

You’re not alone.

Knowing how to prevent interruptions and avoid distractions is important, but those considerations become secondary if you’ve mastered the art of staying in focus. Here’s how to do just that.

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You Too Can Avoid Distractions Easily

Just like sleeping straight through the night is a challenge for many people, so too is finishing work without diversions. Here’s what you can do to stay on course and finish what you start.

12 tips to take to heart

1) Deal with each annoyance separately. Too much noise where you’re working? Move your work area, get the volume lowered (ask politely), use noise-canceling headphones or sound-isolating headphones.

2) Anticipate your bodily functions. Use the washroom before starting your next task, keep a glass of water handy in case you get thirsty, and have a box of tissues within reach if you’re allergy-prone.

3) Reserve time for your distractions. That’s why smoking breaks were invented.

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