Be More Productive

Whether in your job or school, it’s important to get things done! Follow these simple steps to increase your personal productivity and job performance.

1. Start with the most difficult task

Start tough projects at the beginning of the day before distractions get in your way. If you are not a morning person, identify the best time that will allow you to focus on one important task.

2. Break-up big projects and set short-term goals

By separating a larger project into many smaller projects with individual deadlines, you can feel accomplished each day and stay motivated.

3. Pay Attention

While in a meeting or class, eliminate distractions – don’t use your phone or browse the web. Actively participating in discussions will also help you to stay engaged.

4. Write Things Down

When an idea or to-do pops into your head, immediately write it down. This will allow you to put the distraction aside and stay focuses, but not forget to come back to it.

5. Take Breaks

Make time for yourself to do something you enjoy. It is important to take the time to refuel and recharge so you are ready to attack your to-do list again the next day.


“I was working in a factory for 13 years when I got laid off. I needed to do something totally different and I started at Career Quest. Now I’m teaching here. I love it. “


“This program is good because it’s daily, it doesn’t give you time for slack. There is also lots of hands-on help, you’re not just left to do it all on your own. I was in college before and it just didn’t work out. Career Quest worked for me.”