Dealing with challenges in the work world
When you start your career, you will have ups and downs. Dealing with rejection in your first interview, failure in a project, increasing competition and unexpected challenges in your work life often creates stress. At every turn of life people face challenges and the consequent hardships. Challenges and obstacles are inevitable so if you deal with obstacles in a healthy manner you will me more likely to succeed.
According to a survey by the Association of University and College Counseling Centre Directors in 2014-15, about 73 percent of college students have reported increased severity of mental health. Here are some of the challenges you are likely to face and suggestions on how to deal with them.
- Competition and difficult teams: Competition exist in every work environment and should be dealt with great poise and goodwill. You might have a co-worker who is being given more responsibilities than you, or a team where you don’t fit in. Instead of dealing with it negatively, try to talk to the person involved. Be transparent and open instead of playing politics. You don’t need to be best friends with your colleagues, but it is important to be pleasant. Take feedback from your managers and peers and improve your work. If you come across as a someone who is humble, willing to learn and work with different types of people, competition will not hold you back!
- Not enough work: Every employee in an organisation has a specific role to play. However, sometimes as a junior employee you may not get a lot of meaningful work. Such situations make a person feel unproductive. To resolve this issue, reach out to your manager and others on the team. You can even help some of your colleagues with their work! This will show that you take initiative and are willing to help by going the extra mile!
- Facing rejection: There are times when things do not go as planned. You might face rejection at your first interview which you wanted to ace, your biggest project proposal or an important client meeting. But this is not the end. Keep a positive attitude and think about the new opportunities that come your way! Make sure you are professional and are not involving your parents with the company after a rejection. However, you can take advice from them to move past it. Remember, that you are taking away something invaluable from each such incident. Make sure you’re channeling this experience in the positive direction and taking it with you for future prospects!
In times of such challenges, especially a rejection take a step back and look into your past achievements. Never lose faith in your work or your abilities. Do not overwork and stress yourself out. Failure is often a way to introspect and grow. Make sure you’re preparing yourself to have an even stronger comeback! Additionally, healthy habits such as regular work-outs, sleep, friends and family time help keep the balance and ensure work stress doesn’t take over your life.
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