Most of my days are made up of meetings with co-workers, people who work on my team, or customers. It can vary a lot though, sometimes I might have three meetings and sometimes I might have ten or more. I also spend a lot of time responding to questions, contributing my thoughts, or putting plans together to help our employees or customers.
I usually end my day by looking at my calendar for the next day and the rest of the week. It helps me to think ahead and have a plan.
My days vary but most days, I start with a big cup of coffee! Before I check my emails, I make sure that I give myself time to center my thoughts and breathe deep. I also try to get a work out as I find that this positively affects my energy level throughout the day. After this, I get right into work mode by checking my emails and my calendar.
Hope this helps.
Everyone may have a different morning routine but for my 8:00 am-5:00 pm job in tech sales working remote my morning routine is as follows:
*Wake up at 5:30 am to work out.
*Run & workout at 6:00am 7:00am.
*Shower immediately after.
*Make coffee, eat breakfast.
*Log onto my work computer around 8:00 am
*Check emails & organize email folder/calendar.
*Prospect for an hour.
*Call on customers, then send emails.
*Sit in on zoom to shadow some Sales Reps calls.
*Study up on products & sales processes such as the sales cycle.
*Check in with my manager.
*Organize my calendar for the next day.
*Clock my hours.
*Log off the computer.
1) My day generally starts around 8am-9am. The first thing I do is look at my calendar and get a sense for the pacing of my day. When are my meetings? What are they for? Do I have to prepare for any of them? If so, I make sure to block the preparation work off on my calendar so I am prepared for my meetings
2) Once I've got my day mapped out, I start addressing e-mail. My job is global so when I first log on in the morning, I see if there is anything important that has popped up in other time zones that needs to be addressed immediately
3) because my job is very customer focused, I have a lot of meetings every day, generally 4-10 a day. So I spend most of my day attending meetings and working my action items from those meetings throughout the day. I find it is very helpful to take notes and capture actions while I am attending the meetings. Once a meeting is complete, I will immediately start working through the action items on the action item list to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible. I have a rule that if something takes less than 5 minutes to do, I do it immediately and don't put it off for later.
4) Towards the end of the day, I look at my calendar for the next day and see if there is anything I can be doing to prepare for the next day and if time allows, I do them.
5) On Thursday afternoon or Friday, I also make sure to look at my calendar for the next week and see if there is anything major I need to be preparing for in the next week and if time allows, do those tasks as well.
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Let me first start of by saying I work in accounting and I am currently working from home.
My schedule varies but overall it goes like this:
Check all emails and look at what needs to be done for the day
Work on my assignments
I think it's really important to incorporate some exercise in your day, even if that means a short walk or a 20 minute workout video. It's important to keep active, especially now.
My daily routine varies.
I work in marketing so some days (like yesterday), I spend the entire day analyzing data from a survey. Other days, I might be working on a communications calendar, which is where I plan out the dates marketing events take place. Other times, I might spend a number of days working on a strategy which means understanding the data and coming up with recommendations.
I prefer not having a routine but that's just me.
I think it is great that you are asking this question now. It is a question you might want to ask as you are interviewing, to determine where and in which field you would like to work.
Good luck to you, Randi!