Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

Managing your study and work life balance

11/11/20

The importance of study and continuous development should not be ignored in this ever-changing job market. There is no time like the present to assess how you are doing and where your career is going. If, like many adults you are taking on extra training whilst working, it is important to manage your study/work life balance. In this blog post, we will go through some key steps to ensure you manage your time and stress levels.

Make your employer aware

It is important to communicate your schedule with employers, as well as friends and family. Keeping them up to date with your available hours will help avoid clashes and confusion in the future. Inform people of exam dates, your study hours and any other commitments.

Set time aside to complete some of your course each week

Creating a flexible schedule is key for managing your time effectively. Sometimes, you need to be ready to adapt to errands or unexpected situations, so do not think you need to stick to a plan religiously. Set some time aside each day (half an hour) or 3 to 4 hours on a day off to complete work and revision. Pitman courses are accessible anytime as long as you have an internet connection, giving you the flexibility to study anywhere and at any time.

Make time for you

Working and studying can be stressful, especially around exam time. The best thing to do is learn to manage it. Different measures work for different people. You may spend time in the bath having a soak, watching your favourite TV show or exercising. However you de-stress, allow yourself some time to enjoy the day.

Know your deadlines

You will not perform at your best if you leave things to the last minute. Ensure you know your deadlines and plan to complete small chunks of the assignment in stages before the deadline. This way, your work will be better quality and reduce your stress.

Tailor your CV or LinkedIn

Managing a job and study shows employers you have good time management and problem-solving skills! Show this off on your CV or LinkedIn profile. State where you currently work but mention that you are also working towards a diploma. This shows everyone that you are developing your skills and aiming high.

Change your life today and make your CV stand out from the rest, enrol on a Pitman Training course now!

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