Making a List and Checking it Twice

Only two more work days until the holiday (counting today)…yay! Before you jump for joy and head out of the office, it’s important to double check your list of things to do and make sure everyone is up to speed on where you stand. One of the biggest mistakes interns and new hires make is not informing their teammates on where projects stand.


While many managers may ask you on their own, be proactive and shoot a note today about how far along you are on all of your projects. This will leave ample amount of time to complete an assignment you might be missing before heading out. Also include what you have on your list of things to do once you return and remind them of your vacation time. This will ensure that nothing slips through the cracks for your teammates and client.

Since I’ve been on vacation this week, I’ll be in the office between Christmas and New Year. If you find yourself in this position, you know the office will be dead. Set aside projects that can be completed during this time so you’re still being proactive. It could be catching up on monitoring, charting…anything that will keep you busy.

Is anyone else working between Christmas and New Year, or am I the only one?

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