If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!
If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!
Last week during my Office Hours on Youtube, a client asked about how to deal with a workplace bully. After spending many years in corporate HR, I flipped to the other side and became a career therapist. So, I've seen both sides of this situation in the workplace. In this video, I discuss why people struggle to deal with bullies and what you can do to change the situation instantly.
Having problems with a difficult co-worker? It can be frustrating when you feel like this person is acting inappropriately, isn’t doing his or her job, or is simply acting like a roadblock between you and success within the company. You might be tempted to go around this person and take the issue to a higher up. However, this might not be in your best interest. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) In fact, circumventing your colleague and going straight to a manager can cause a deeper rift between you and this person, causing more office drama. So, instead of letting this problem stew, consider the following tips when dealing with a difficult co-worker:
Do you wake up on Sunday morning already DREADING going into work the next day? Does the thought of walking into the office make you sick to your stomach? Does your unhappiness at work seep into your personal life? (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) It’s time for a change. The first thing you need to do is identify the problem. Here are some reasons why you’re miserable at work (and some tips for finding happiness again!):
The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! If you don't prepare for your time off correctly, you'll end up stressed out and anxious. Who needs more of those things during the holidays?! Nobody. Here are some tips to help you get your pre-holiday hustle on so you can maximize your relaxation time with family!
Building workplace relationships is an important component of being successful in your career. This doesn’t mean you need to be completely extroverted in every situation, but it does mean you need to make an effort to get to know the people with whom you work and learn about what skills and abilities they bring to the table. Related: 4 Tips For Becoming The Co-Worker Everyone Loves Although you are at work to do a job, it will be a much more pleasant experience if you enjoy the company of the people on your team or in your department, so try to get off to a good start. The expression about only getting one chance to make a first impression is absolutely true, so make sure you put your best foot forward each and every time you have an opportunity to build new workplace relationships. If you’re giving your best effort every day, your co-workers will begin to realize they can depend on you to do a good job. Also, as hard as it may be sometimes, try to have a good attitude at work. No one likes to work with someone who is constantly negative and complains about every little task.
It can be easy to make the wrong impression on your first day at work. We humans are judgmental beings, and we judge fast. Related: 10 Rules For Starting Your New Job On The Right Foot How fast? When it comes to hiring: