Three Ways to Make Mondays Better at Your IT Job

Mondays always wind up being the slowest day of the week, whatever side of the information technology field you’re on.  IT recruiters, IT contractors, and IT managers all feel the drag on Monday.  But there are a few things IT professionals can do that will make their Mondays go as quickly as their Thursdays.

  1. Start by looking ahead on Thursday and Friday.  If Monday is often slow, it’s because it tends to be more of a catch-up day.  The catch-up, of course, comes from the preceding days: Thursday and Friday.  IT consultants and technical recruiters don’t need to sprint on Thursday and Friday, but keeping the pace consistent with the rest of the week will even things out come Monday.
  2. Plan ahead.  Whether it’s during your commute or on Friday at 4:50, make sure you have a list somewhere of the things you need to accomplish on Monday.  Don’t leave the prioritizing and triaging until Monday morning.  It only slows down the rest of the day, and sometimes the week!
  3. Read your email on Monday morning, but only selectively.  Don’t go through every email you’ve acquired since you left on Friday.  Go through anything that is urgent and relates to your priorities for the day.  Leave everything else that’s less urgent for later.  Responding to everything first thing Monday morning will only start a terrible cycle of email all day long.  Hold off and get some stuff done before engaging in the cycle.


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AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.