I wrote this a few months into my first “real job” (which is now a year ago) because it seemed very relevant at the time. In fact, you’d be surprised how many people still have cluttered inboxes (1000s unread). WHY? Simple tricks to make your work/life more manageable.
As a new hire, you might already have noticed, emails land in your inbox very frequently and sometimes it may be distracting you from your current task. Before the work gets intense and you find yourself one year from now in the same situation, take some time to get organized. It will help you in the long run.
Here’s a few tips to keep in mind when dealing with Microsoft Outlook.
1. Create folders. This may be a bit difficult if this is your first/new job, since you do not really know which projects you are working on and which projects you will be working on in the future. But you should have a general idea of what you will be doing pretty soon.
Consider: Admin, Application Requests, Required Training, Network Groups, News, Personal & HR