This week’s KIQ wants to find out if you have effective email management skills. This question was asked by a hiring manager at Google for an associate account strategist role.
When you’re mentally done with your job, it’s easy to give up and put in less effort. You hate your job anyway, so what’s the point in trying? It’s a tempting thought, but it usually works in your favour to continue to do good work even when you’re fed up.
When leaving one job for another — and leaving on good terms — you might not be thinking about needing a reference letter. After all, you already landed the other job. This is, however, the best time to ask your manager for a reference letter.
We don’t always get to collaborate with people who have mastered the nuances of communication in the workplace. You may not be able to change the behaviour of others, but you can at least learn to effectively deal with them to minimise the impact and suffering on you, your confidence, and your work.