Congratulations! You’ve got your dream job but this isn’t the end of the road. The way you act when in the workplace is equally as important – especially if you don’t want to be back on the job market!
At DYWAJ, we want to make sure all our candidates are successful in getting their perfect job and flourish in their new job role!
Using the advice of past candidates, we’ve put together a list of scenarios and the right ways to respond in these situations. Why not test yourself and see how you would fair in these situations?
Your colleague takes credit for your work.
Imagine you’re sitting in a meeting, throwing about ideas for your next project and you quietly utter your idea across the table. The colleague to your left picks up on this and repeats your idea to the boss who is enthusiastic about this idea. How would you respond?
While your ego may be a little bruised after this, it’s best to keep quiet about it and move on; there’s no need to cause a fuss during a meeting! We suggest next time you’re in a meeting with the boss, speak up a little bit and be confident in your ideas.
Noisy co-worker is slowly driving you insane.
Picture sitting at a desk in a long, open office next to a colleague who hasn’t stopped blasting house music since 9am. Despite an early morning coffee and a good night’s sleep, you’re developing a headache! How do you tell them to keep the noise down?
Until the day you have your own office to shut the world out of, you will have to deal with workplace distractions. Before you confront them about the music, why not see if you can work elsewhere in the office for a bit, perhaps with a colleague on a project? However, if the music gets too much, simply ask them to turn it down, explaining you have a headache – any good colleague should be responsive to this!
You’re being interrupted all the time.
You’re sitting at lunch with all your work colleagues. Annoyingly, every time you go to speak the same coworker talks over you and changes the conversation. How do you deal with this?
It’s important to speak up at work, but what’s the point if you can never finish a sentence? You want to feel valued and like you’re worth listening to so you can speak with authority and make your presence known. If you’re colleagues aren’t helping this, why not develop it yourself? We suggest, instead of taking part in group conversation, make small conversation with the people around you. It’s a sure way to get your message across without being interrupted.
How would you have reacted in these workplace scenarios?
DYWAJ can virtually help you build up the skills to find jobs and maintain them via our CV database. We have a specialised team of people who actively sort through CVs, manually review and send them out to employers to help find candidates their dream positions.
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