What is the toughest part of your job?
I am a hard worker who likes to work at my own pace but I can work with challenges but since I have issues with getting my ideas across with other people. I'm great at adapting to new things and I love art, writing and any type of job that allows me to be able to express my thoughts in a non-judgement environment. #artist #communication #journalism#creative
Being in a subjective field, such as design, one of the hardest things I've had to learn is not to take feedback personally. The feedback is provided to help get the desired the outcome of a project, not to attack someone's feelings or hard work. Some people have different ways of communicating and receiving feedback. When people are comfortable around you, they tend not to mince words, but that can be overwhelming in a professional environment. Find out what works best for you.
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In order to be successful, I've found that creating to-do lists to help manage the requests and projects, multi-tasking, and prioritizing help keep things at bay.
Finding another hobby was the best way for me to let go of work, and too destress.
And it sounds like you already have the best idea which is finding things to counter balance the areas that you find a challenge.
For me the toughest parts of my job are feeling like I am letting people down if I can't deliver against their expectations.
I'm a tax accountant and in my first year of being a full-time professional. With that said, the toughest part of my job is probably balancing the need to improve technical capabilities with the need to improve technological skills.
As an accountant, it's very important to have good technical skills. This produces better work which in turn produces a better, more efficient client deliverable. But there is also a huge push from my firm (any most of the industry) on the development of technological capabilities to assist in client engagements. I use several automations and bots such as Alteryx and UiPath and find them very helpful. But there is so much to learn, and with the strong desire to produce a large amount of great quality client work, finding time to balance my development in both areas is very difficult.
Maria Fernanda’s Answer
The key is to stay focus into what is you goal, get the most of your job and enjoy what you are doing, learn from others and mentor new people.
One of the things i notice during my career is the toughest part is disagreeing with the customer and this is because normally we don´t know how to say no and why we think is not a good call.
My recommendation would be to work a lot with your non verbal communication and soft skills to help you address all these situations.
And always have an action plan and provide options if needed and applies.
Most of the escalations or why people get mad is because we didn't set the correct expectations from the beginning.