A one-minute coaching vignette on The Four Principles of Clutter Control

You need to get rid of clutter before clutter takes control of you—your career, your job, and your job search. Clutter will take over if you let it. Your life will go a lot smoother when you practice the four principles of clutter control:

Either throw it out, give it away, sell it, or keep it in it’s own place.

When you haven’t used an item from six months to a year, throw it out, give it away, or sell the darn thing. However, if an item is part of your life and you use it a lot, then have a certain place for it. Nobody needs to remind you about the old saying, “a place for everything and everything in its place.”

Your work suffers when your desk, office, or cubicle gets messy. And so does your job search, home life, and career. To manage any kind of project or activity you have to organize. And the first step in how to control clutter is to get rid of stuff that’s junking -up your workspace by using the four principles of clutter control.

If you’re a job candidate, you’ll find lots of tips about how to organize your job hunt in chapter three of my book,  “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach.” Click here to order. 

Copyright ©2016 by Ransom (Randy) Place

About the Author

Randy Place
RANDY PLACE is a job finding coach, author, writer on career topics, broadcaster, and host of www.yourcareerservice.com For 23 years, he helped over a thousand downsized employees at JPMorganChase find jobs. He also coached executives at CBS, Pitney Bowes, and major outplacement firms in New York on job-finding, communications skills, and sales strategies An accomplished seminar leader and speaker, Randy has designed and presented workshops on job finding and sales training nationwide. His nationally syndicated radio series, Your Career Service, has been heard on over two hundred radio stations in the US. Randy is the author of “Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach” and writes about career topics on www.yourCareerService.com. His articles about job finding have appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly. A former sales executive at NBC, broadcast journalist, and commercials spokesperson, Randy holds a Bachelor’s in Broadcasting from Syracuse University, and a Master’s in Journalism from NYU.

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