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Key to Success: Approach Your Full Time Job and College the Same Way

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Working a full-time job and going to college are two very similar things. You may feel overwhelmed or even overworked but if you treat them the same then you will succeed.

Working and going to college is something that many people do. It isn’t easy but it can be done.

Keep reading for our guide on how you should approach your full time job and college the same way to succeed.

Set Your Hours

When it comes to studying and completing homework tasks you should set your hours that you need to get everything done. This is just like a full-time job because at your job you will have certain hours that you have to work.

Many students procrastinate and push things off until the last possible moment. Procrastination is where they go wrong. When you have set hours you should always try to be working on something even if it is in the future.

You should also know that sometimes, just like a real job, there might be overtime. There will be days when you can’t get everything done in your set scheduled time but make sure you work overtime to finish them.

Stay Organized

At a full-time job, you will probably have a desk that you will sit at for most of the day with all of your materials around you. When it comes to studying and doing homework you should try to recreate an organized work environment. Make sure you bring all of your study materials and anything you may need with you before you begin.

If you live in a noisy environment, then you may consider going to the library to complete assignments. This is a great recreation of the workplace. There are also a few things to know about all of the materials you will need once you’re in college.

You should also make sure that you’re not distracted by your phone or social media while you’re working. When you’re at a full-time job, then chances are you won’t have access to these things so make sure to limit yourself.

Take Some Time Off

No one works 24/7, even at a full-time job you will get some time off so make sure that you take it. You might not always get weekends off but make sure you take a day or two to just relax or get some household chores done. Try to finish your work in a timely manner so you have the free time.

Also, don’t remember to overwork yourself! Employees can have personal days and sick days when they’re feeling under the weather. Don’t let the stress of college overtake you. If you need a day off, then make sure to take it otherwise you could suffer from burn out and no one wants that.

Full Time Job and College

When it comes to managing a full time job and college you can do it. Make sure to treat your college classes as if they were your full-time job so you can really succeed.

If you’re looking for more job tips and tricks, then make sure to check out our blog for all the advice you could ever need.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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