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Tips On Dealing With A Bad Boss

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We all go through periods in our life where we meet or work with people that we find difficult to get on with. You’re never going to impress or be friends with everyone, but it can be hard for you to manage to deal with someone that you don’t get on with. So here are some tips on dealing with a bad boss.

 

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Find The Reason Why They’re Unpleasant

There are some people that just enjoy being an unpleasant person, and if you find out that this is the case in terms of your boss, you may want to think about speaking to someone who could help tackle this or finding a new job. Learning from your past experiences is important, and you want to make sure that you avoid any future bad bosses during other points in your career. However, not every bad boss has the intention to be unpleasant.

There might be a reason as to why they treat you with distaste or have an attitude to anyone they deal with when it comes to the workplace. It’s a good idea for you to figure out what this might be because there might be a chance that you can work around this and help your bad boss becomes a good one. Of course, it’s not your responsibility to change this authoritative figure into someone who is nice to others, but if no one else is listening or doing anything about it, you can always attempt to sort out the problem yourself.

 

Don’t Let It Affect Your Mental Wellbeing

Your mental wellbeing and general health should always come first whether that’s in your work or in your personal one. When you’re dealing with someone who might constantly be picking you out to emotionally and verbally attack, or if they’re just putting you on edge, that’s not healthy. There should never be a time where you dread going into work. As much as we can rely on money to keep us going in life, that’s not the be-all and end all to living.

There are plenty of jobs available out there, and if you find that your mental health is taking a knock, it’s very important to put yourself first and either ask for it to change or leave. It’s good to fight your corner of course when it comes to possibly removing that person from the organization, but your health is certainly not worth sacrificing for some role that you can find elsewhere.

 

Speak To Someone

There may be a possibility where you can speak to someone, like the HR manager or a person within the business who has more overall authority than your boss. Any accusation of someone abusing their role or being a bully should always be flagged officially. If you ever find yourself in a vulnerable situation and where you’re not being supported by the company, you can always seek the help of employment solicitors. Never be afraid to speak up, no matter how little support you have. Voicing your concerns at least takes it from hearsay and rumours to something concrete and where action can be taken.

 

Identify The Triggers

With any boss, there’s going to be certain things that might rub them up the wrong way, and although you might not mean to do it, it happens. So think about all those scenarios where there’s been an unpleasant occasion and find out what the trigger was. If it’s something you couldn’t help, then it’s not up to you to try and fix it. Although, if there’s something that can be done or you have the opportunity to avoid it, then why not give it a go?

 

Act As The Leader

For some bosses, they might not be present at the most important times, and when there’s a lack of leadership in your team or for yourself, someone needs to take charge. If your position and other team allow it, having you as a back-up leader, might be just what you need. There might be times where your boss is trying to undermine you or question your decisions. In this case, you need to stand your ground and have confidence in yourself. Never let anyone make you feel unworthy of being in a role. Show them what you’re worth, and that could be what makes them turn into more of a pleasant leader.

 

Dealing with a bad boss is difficult, and it’s nothing you would want to wish on anyone else. So use these tips on dealing with a bad boss as best you can to improve the situation.

 

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Make Your Next Career Move Your Last

If you’ve had your fair share of career moves, then we know how frustrated you are that you haven’t found the one that’s right for you at the minute. If you’re moving around with careers, you’re probably not the type of person who likes to settle for less. You’re a go getter, and someone who will only stop when their dream career has been reached. But, when you don’t have a clue what you actually want to do, finding your dream career can be nothing short of a nightmare.

That’s why we want to help you. We think that we know a few sure-fire ways that you can make your next career move your last, and finally settle down into the working life. Have a read of the tips below, and successfully find your future career.

 

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Finding Your Feet

Finding your feet in a career is sometimes hard to do, so first, you need to find your feet in life. You need to know what interests you, and what you really couldn’t care about when it comes to work. You shouldn’t move through careers trying to find which one suits you. The best thing to do is to try volunteering work alongside your normal career to find out what you like the best. If you know what sparks an interest in you, you know what you need to work towards!

A lot of people benefit highly from doing volunteer work. Not just because it allows them to follow a path that they enjoy, but also because they can get vital experience, and potentially ease the process of being able to find a job in that line of work. Don’t worry however if finding your feet takes you awhile. The process can be slow, but the outcome at the end of it will be more than worth it.

 

Getting What You Need

Getting what you need to move forward with your career is essential. If you want to make it your last move, and you want to go into a job that you truly love, it sometimes means that you’ll have to enrol onto a course to get some qualifications. A lot of adults do this, as pretty much every course you could want to take can be done online. For example, you can take a advanced msw program which is all online. This will then give you the qualification that you need to move into a career in social care.

Considering social care is such a rewarding career. And people usually have to go to university to get into that line of work, you’re getting a pretty good deal. Yes, you might have to spend some money, and dedicate some time outside of your usual working hours to do it. But, once it’s done, it’s done!

 

Progressing Through The Ranks

This is the final step in the process. If you’re going to move into a new career, staying at the bottom will probably see you getting a little bit bored quicker than you might think. What you need to do is find a way to progress, so that not only your pay packet gets more appealing, but the role becomes more interesting.

 

Is there a career you are thinking of getting into? What is stopping you?

 

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How To Choose The Right Career For You

Many people say when you find a job that you love, then you will never work a day in your life. Unfortunately, finding that perfect job is far from easy. From a very young age we’re asked what it is that we want to be when we grow up, and although “princess” and “dinosaur” are fair answers for a child, there comes the point when people expect a serious one. However, this isn’t a simple decision to make. After all, there are so many different careers out there for you to consider, and this is such a huge decision that could affect your entire life. To help you make yours, here are some great tips.

 

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Know Your Strengths

Before you can look at any careers, it’s important that you consider the strengths, skills, and knowledge you already possess. After all, you can complete training and learn new things to get jobs, but it’s much easier for you and potential employers if you already know what you’re doing. If you have an accounting diploma, for example, then working as a chartered accountant might be ideal. You should make a list of all of the skills and qualifications you have and match them to jobs you like the sound of.

 

Find Your Passion

Everyone needs to work because everyone needs money, but you’ll find that life is so much more enjoyable if you find a job you genuinely like. Of course, it might be easier for you to become a chartered accountant, because of your diploma, but you have to understand that it’s one of the UK’s hardest jobs, so you’re going to need to be passionate too, or you won’t have the motivation required to get things done. Because of this, you should consider your interests and passions while looking at careers.

 

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Take A Test

If you’ve done this work and still feel pretty confused, then you could take a career test. These tend to assess your skills, strengths, and passions, like what you tried to do above, but do so by asking you a set of questions that you need to answer in a set time frame. Once you’ve finished your questions, your answers are assessed, and you are generally given three or four career options that should suit you and offer fulfillment. You can find these types of tests easily on the internet, or could alternatively visit a career counselor for help.

 

Consider Your Options

Once you have a list of careers that match up with your strengths and interests, you need to consider all other aspects of your life to see which of these careers is most suited to you. If you’re a single parent, for example, then a job where you can work from home would be a lot more suited than one where you work long shifts and your hours change every week. Another important fact to take into consideration is driving. If you can’t drive, you’ll also have to consider how you’ll get to work every day, which might also affect your decision. If you’re struggling to make a decision, then seek help from a professional or loved one.

 

Choosing a career is a big decision, so take your time and find one that will make you genuinely happy.

 

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