If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.
If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?
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!