Good bye, weekend. Hello, Monday morning. If you are like most IT recruiters, you dread the inevitable return to work after a relaxing, or perhaps chaotic, break from IT staffing agencies. How can you avoid the pangs or lessen the anxiety of an impending five day work week? Read on for some tips to ease the transition from weekend to the start of a new week.
Finish Tasks on Friday
Come Friday afternoon, most technical recruiters are in a more casual, relaxed mood. They may put off projects or wait to call prospective candidates until Monday. Do not let this be you. By tiding up your to-do list on Friday and staying organized, you can leave more desirable tasks for Monday morning. Also, by procrastinating you are leaving yourself vulnerable to falling behind if other projects or open IT jobs arise. Leave IT staffing companies feeling accomplished rather than apathetic. You may find you enjoy your weekend even more!
Find Out What You Dread Most
Pinpoint what you are dreading most about your Mondays. If it is a routine cumbersome project, break it up into sections and try to get a head start on Friday down time. When you have to meet with IT staffing peers first thing, ask to move the meeting to a later time if possible. You might be the source of your angst if you are repeatedly hitting the snooze button. Instead, prepare the night before so you have time to sleep in or go to bed earlier on Sunday night.
Plan Something Fun
If you are still feeling the Monday morning slump at technical recruiting companies, turn Mondays into something to look forward to. Treat yourself to an overly caffeinated and sugary coffee if that is your niche or splurge on a breakfast sandwich. Schedule a lunch meeting with your favorite hiring managers or IT contractors. After work, make plans with friends or take some personal time to recoup.
Avoid cramming all your non-work related tasks into the weekend by spreading them out during the week, leaving the weekend more enjoyable and less rushed. You will return to the office feeling refreshed rather than overwhelmed!
AVID Technical Resources
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.