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How can I improve attention to detail? C here and made three careless mistakes on excel sheets (important data) in a row today. Feeling like I’m gonna get fired

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Take your time!!! Slow it down, read and read again before finalising emails, analysis, whatever it is you're doing. Take it easy 😎 you got this!

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Agree. Get more rest, take strategic breaks and cut distractions when working on a deliverable. Spotify focus playlist works for me. Attention to detail needs focus and flow.

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I have a checklist for things to check (formula, references, font, size, blah blah)

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If it is truly something that needs to be done every time in the same way, consider making a macro. The macro record tool is in Excel is super straight forward and relatively easy.

Start by adding a period

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I usually step away, grab some coffee, take a piss, whatever. Then go back and review the work before hitting send. Better to be a few minutes late on a deliverable that’s a few thousand dollars off

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Rework is more expensive than being right the first time. We are not performing surgery here

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You won’t get fired. Relax. But double check. Be your own manager.

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OP, I faced the same issue when I started. What worked for me was absolutely slowing down, checking my work 3-4 times, having a checklist in my head of things to check...and also a good night’s sleep.

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Thanks D2! If u hv a project put me on it so I can get off my current one lol

Take a day off every now and then, recharge your batteries.

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Build an automated test harness and/or build in logic checks otherwise you will make mistakes

Start fresh tomorrow. Things like this spiral, acknowledge with your manager and put in place process to check your work.

What’s the best way to acknowledge ?

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