How to keep your spirits high when you feel ignored at work

Feeling ignored at work

During your care-free college years, it can be hard to understand how tough it is to be the best employee in an organisation. In the workplace, you have to not only work hard, but also know how to get along well with your peers, so that they become your support in difficult times. It’s not always easy to form good working relationships with your peers, and it can require a great deal of time and effort.

Sometimes it’s difficult to get your voice heard above those of your team mates. Even if you are working hard towards accomplishing the desired goals, you can feel sidelined and unappreciated at times. You start to wonder what makes people so disrespectful, so that they never hear or notice what you say or ask them to do.

Before you confront your colleagues, however, step back and take a deep breath. Think about what might be affecting the rest of your team. People may have heard what you want them to do, but have not quite mastered the art of doing it yet. People who are already are struggling to do their job, or take control of their time may well be less inclined to pay you the right amount of attention when you try to make conversation or ask for their help.

Here are five steps to help you develop resilience and patience while working with others.

Recognise and Validate Your Feelings

Before you get into the workplace, take time to understand how you feel and what is going inside yourself. People take control of their emotional states in different ways. Some disconnect with their physical location and go deep inside themselves to examine their mental state. Others use physical; exercise to sort out their thoughts. Many discover what is going in their minds by writing their feelings down on a piece of paper.

Whatever method you choose, use it to figure out the answers to the following important questions:

– Is my interpretation of the situation correct, is the other person unable to help me, or has he simply forgotten what I asked him to do?

– What is my emotional response to the situation? For instance, is it guilt, resignation or anger? Is it justified?

– Whom should I blame? Should I blame myself for not communicating things perfectly? Or should I blame the other person for not following what I asked?

– What is the wisest step to take next? For example, should I set up a one-to-one meeting, or sort it out through a wider group involvement?

Avoid Judgment

We can feel anything we like but we do not always have the right to judge. Judgment is often a terrible move to make, especially when you do not understand the total picture. So address your emotions carefully without denying them, otherwise they will accumulate and prevent you from finding possible solutions. A good idea to help you avoid judging a person or situation too impulsively is to disengage yourself from your emotions as much as you can and handle the situation from a distance.

Start by assuming that there was a good reason for the colleague/team member not to undertake the task or listen to you properly. Then focus on discovering the best ways to find out what those reasons are, and how you can help put things right.

Ask Questions

Before you start complaining about your colleague or suggesting solutions, speak to the person and allow him time to explain. Your opening question could be, ‘’I have noticed that you have not replied to my emails. Can you please explain what is happening?’’

The answer might surprise you. For example, long hours might have kept the employee so busy that he had to work until 10pm. Your 5pm reminder email was therefore no longer visible to him. Or it might have moved into his spam folder and been overlooked.

Now explain your side and say how the error made you feel, for example, “Since you did not reply to my emails, I thought you did not respect what I said. Now let’s look at the solutions together.’’

Work Together on a Solution

Brainstorming is a good idea to find out the solutions. For example:

Manager: “It seems that you sometimes forget to check your e-mail at the end of the day. Then you don’t see the relevant reminders, is that correct?”

Ask the person how they might be reminded to check next time. They might suggest updating an email calendar or having a pad of post-it notes on their desk. If the team member then suggests having the reminder on his phone, then this should be a reasonable solution for both of you.

Define a Follow-Up

Once the solution has been decided, define in writing how you will follow up on it and what consequences there will be if the plan does not work.

By working together on communication problems like these, you can keep everyone’s spirits high and stay calm. Listen to each other to find the solutions. You cannot control what people do, but you can certainly control your own emotional response.

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Why every Organisation needs Direct Sales Jobs

Organisations with the most effective direct sales departments consistently earn more money.

Being a sales consultant at a firm or a direct sales person in a store will help you learn new communication skills and ways to look deep into people lives. Sales personnel can also learn more about the culture of the organisation they work for than other colleagues, during the course of their job. Earning experience in a sales field can give you unbeatable communication and convincing skills which would be the strongest point in your paper or video resume.

Here are three big advantages of being a direct sales consultant:

Direct Sales have helped make things easy

Shopping has changed, thanks to the rise of the internet and the whole mechanism of buying and selling has altered beyond belief in recent years. Customers can now access more information and help when choosing products. Direct sales are so much more convenient for customers too, when they can just choose items on a website and order them. Customers no longer need to face difficult car parking or lengthy shop visits. Interaction with sales personnel is now all about finding out even more about the product and seeking advice to make sure they make the right decision.

Sales Interactions can lead to Relationships

Customers can become long term friends with sales personnel whom they find useful and pleasant to deal with. They might even land a job at the same company by asking about job vacancies etc. If you are friends with a sales consultant, the interactions you enjoy together may turn into a longer-lasting friendship and relationship with the company as a whole..

Direct Sales delivers a sense of accomplishment

People who work in direct sales get two types of rewards. Firstly, when they win the customer’s order, and trust. Secondly, when they get a commission or other monetary benefits from the sales they have generated. Some sales personnel enjoy trips abroad and get to meet new people/customers, learn about foreign cultures and have the opportunity of doing some shopping of their own.

So if you are currently in a sales position and want to start your own business and maybe employ sales people yourself, think about how you have been rewarded and see how you can make the same happen for your staff.

So in conclusion, direct sales jobs are not always as stressful as they seem. If you are the right person for the job, you can make a large impact on your employer and learn how to become a great entrepreneur. In conclusion, direct sales jobs are great fun and highly profitable if you can offer the right attitude and passion.

The ins and outs of why people get hired

interviewingIt’s very important for graduates to submit an eye-catching application, which reflects their skills, qualifications and interests. Here’s how to do so…

Understand what the organisation needs

Have a clear understanding of what is required by the organisation you are applying to. Check carefully that you have submitted everything they have asked for, such as a cover letter, resume and any accompanying documents.

Next, carry out your own research into how the organisation handles the recruitment process. For example, do they schedule video-based interviews or conduct their assessments in person? Also try to find out what kind of questions they ask, for example do they use using case studies, IQ-based questions or behavioural analyses?

Once you know all this, you will be able to prepare yourself and work on your presentation skills, critical thinking and analytical techniques.

Work on your skills

Work on your skills to find out what you can really do and how you can shine. Also see how you can match your skills up with your previous work experience, both in university and in any internships you may have completed.

Remember, skills learnt through solid work experience mean a lot. Work experience can be gained from academic activities or in a business-based role. Don’t just rely on academic qualifications, as these may not be enough in the face of more pro-active competition.

Make your resume both accurate and precise

A well written resume shows that you are good at planning and presenting your case. Your cover letter should be the first point of evidence showing your effective planning and presentation skills, not to mention your ability to organise data. You can further emphaises your strengths in these areas by highlighting the points in your CV that reveal your communication and research abilities.

Show how you are unique by describing specific accomplishments and personality traits. It’s important to do this because employers have to sift through hundreds of applications and you want yours to stand out amongst all the others.

How to behave in your interview

Even the most confident people can get nervous during interviews. Relax and trust in your abilities. Find out what the company culture is like by paying close attention to what’s happening around you while you are sitting in the lobby. Never be afraid of losing out – if you are meant to get the job you will, and knowing this will help you remain confident and calm.

Always follow up after an interview

Follow up the interview by sending a short thank you email. Communicate in a professional manner and make sure they know you are still keen to be considered for the job.

In conclusion, you can improve your interview performance  by looking for new challenges and skills to add to your resume and by staying positive and happy. Never lose hope; success usually comes to those who are not afraid of hard work.

How To Develope Interpersonal Skills

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Interpersonal Skills are the organic set of skills which are naturally blessed to a human. Everyone of us use them in our daily settings; the only difference is the amount of using them. Sometimes to use them effectively, or to develop them as per the situation and environment is very important.

Specifically, the interpersonal skills include — how you negotiate, how much is your listening ability, how you evaluate the options to make the right decision, how much you express yourself, what you talk and how you do it, how you use body language to say it.

Following are the few ways highlighted which can be considered to polish your Interpersonal Skills

How To Enhance Your Listening Skills:

Listening-Effectively comes with the technique of focusing the content which has been said rather than your silence to let the other person speak. While you listen; obviously the natural way of your perceiving and understanding would affect your evaluation of what has been said. What really matters is whether you evaluate a person negatively or positively and the meaningful reasoning for doing so. If you believe you are excessively negative evaluator; you may want to read how to be positive in life.

Support and Motivate

There is science of receiving and understanding things while the other person speak to you. Giving them respect, saying sentences which appreciate them as who they really are and noticing any positive things they said and encouraging them on the same will make people feel worthy and valuable. Some people might take this point wrong, supporting and motivating others does not really mean you have to support them for wrong things they say to you; it actually means how you indirectly make them question their negative actions. For example, your primary focus would be on indirect feedback rather than direct feedback — indirectly clarifying yourself would involve respecting and disagreement at the same time.

Making An Eye Contact With Selective People

The new research by Frances S. Chen of the University of British Columbia in Canada suggests that ”Making an Eye Contact May Not Be Such A Good Idea”. The study further says that eye contact signifies dominance and may provoke resistance to persuasion. Therefore, making an eye contact in individualistic cultures may be more welcoming, however in collective cultures — people could have tendencies to grasp it as something opposite to respect, love and care.

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Nestle’s Decision On Creating 1900 UK Jobs

Recently, Nestle gave the statement that it will be creating 1900 jobs and work placements in the UK and this will be continued for next three years. It further has called for other big companies to ”step up” and help the youth by addressing unemployment.

A Populus study commission by Nestle has following findings regarding employment:

  • 90pc of business leaders feel that due to absence of necessary skills; school leavers are unable to start work.
  • 53pc of bosses said that youth did not know how to make themselves present in a meeting.
  • 48pc said they did not know how to meet deadlines.
  • 30pc said that work experience programmes are a valuable contribution to their firm which have been designed.
  • 28pc of companies said they had a connection with their local college/school. This has been labeled as a key problem by Nestle.

Ms Kendrick, Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, said: ”Sadly young people in the UK and Ireland are stuck in a catch-22 situation. They can’t get a job without experience, but can’t get experience without a job. Companies need to help young people escape from this trap. As employers we value young people with experience, so we have to provide young people with enough opporunities to gain it.”

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How To Dress Up For a Sales Job

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Professional Dressing

Knowing and believing that every one has a unique appearance and different things suit different people; still it is suggested to keep in mind the code of conduct of the organization and dressing up in a way which suits the organizational culture. Therefore, following few tips are given so that you can review and consider what you should be wearing to become professionally desirable.

Know your company’s dress code

It’s very important to know what is your company’s dress code. Go through any literature which states key points when you get hired or ask your immediate supervisor.

Know your clients expectations

When you dress up nicely and professionally; that makes your client feel that you respect them. This is also an essential part of meeting their expectations. Further, men should wear black with neutral combination and sophisticated tie colors. Women should wear black with patterned pants or skirts with decent colored tops. The dress should have the perfect fitting otherwise a loose shirt does not really look neat and tidy.

Know what your clients wear

It is recommended by Steve VerBurg, who is CEO of Business Empowerment Inc., that one can have a dressing one step above the prospective client. If you have got a meeting with the company, you should have the dress code same as their.

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Why choosing Video CV?

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The career establishment and winning a dream job is the main goal of every graduate today. This process is one of the biggest challenge for every candidate considering the tough job market and increasing unemployment rates. In fact, the unemployment has serious psychological impacts in many cases. Continue reading