How to be a better boss and survive the stress of a new job
How to survive the stresses of a job interview, and how to cope with them better.
In the days following Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. election, social media users have been debating what exactly went wrong and how the candidate could possibly regain the presidency.
Trump was viewed as being a narcissist who lacked the mental fortitude to handle the immense stress of the job.
The question of whether the Republican candidate should resign from the presidency remains, but some of his supporters have said he should leave office.
The first and most obvious way to deal with the stress in a job is to have fun, said social media analyst and writer, Gabriela Fajardo.
“You should be enjoying the work and just have fun.
Not being scared to say what you want to say and do what you feel is the right thing to do.
That’s what you need to do,” she told Business Insider.
But being in a stressful position, especially during an interview, can be dangerous, Fajardes advice to employers was.
“If you’re in a place where you can’t be a little bit relaxed, if you’re not comfortable with your position, then you’re going to be more stressed out,” she said.
Fajardo, a social media strategist, said you can learn to relax in a challenging situation.
“I’m not saying to avoid doing anything, but to just enjoy yourself a little more,” she explained.
“Do it in a way where you’re enjoying the process of being interviewed and being judged.”
“If it’s a very difficult interview, you have to be the kind of person that’s like, ‘I really enjoy doing this, I really enjoy listening to these people, and I really like to be able to give advice.'”
What to do if you find yourself in a stress situationThe first thing to be aware of is whether you are in a situation where you feel a pressure to perform or to answer questions.
If you feel you are, you should ask yourself if there is a reason why you are being asked to perform.
“What is it you want?
Why is it that you have this pressure?
Do you have something to gain?
Do these questions actually need to be asked?” said Fajards advice.
If you are unsure, ask yourself: “Do you really want to do this?”
Fajds advice to ask yourself is to find out why you feel pressure and ask yourself what you should do.
If that does not give you the answer, then it might be time to find a different way of getting the answer.
“Ask yourself: ‘Am I just being asked for a certain answer?’
Or is there something else to learn?” said Mihai Giambrone, a partner at McKinsey & Co.
In a survey conducted by McKinsey and the University of Oxford, about 100 employees of different industries said they would rather work for someone who does not ask them about their specific skills and competencies.
“People can’t answer that kind of question and expect that they’ll be able answer it,” Giambone said.
In this case, he explained, asking people about their skills might actually be a way to get more information about your competitors, or your potential competitors, and that might lead to better decisions in the future.
“For example, if someone who’s a software engineer or a developer doesn’t ask the questions, they might be able learn from them and they might make better decisions, because they have a better understanding of what other people are doing,” he said.
“You should ask, ‘Am my job really this difficult for me to do?’
If you’re having a hard time understanding it, you can ask your colleagues and ask for advice, and they can also offer a better answer.”
Giambones advice to do so is to learn about the person’s skills and what they do well.
“They need to know the skills and how they’re doing.
I can give you a very quick, easy way to do that, which is: ‘Here’s how I would be able do my job, and here’s how other people would be doing their jobs.'”
What you can do to relax and enjoy yourselfBefore you can find a job, there are a number of things you can try to relax.
“When you’re talking to someone, don’t be stressed about the fact that you’re speaking to a person who doesn’t speak to you as a person.
Be able to relax,” Ghambones said.”
It might be helpful to be quiet and to listen to a bit of music, or just to sit on the sofa and have a good conversation.
You might be better able to hear yourself, or the music, as well.”
Another way to relax is to get out of the office and walk around and enjoy nature.
“Take a walk.