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What are some challenges that you encounter no matter what job you are in.

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Angie’s Answer

Great question! No matter what career you choose; communication and interacting with people are always a challenge. We live in a diverse world and how you communicate is an important component to being successful in any job.

One way to help navigate communicating is to develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ). It focuses on recognizing and managing your emotions so you can communicate better but also be able to empathize with others.

This book can assist with your EQ development https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intelligence-2-0-Travis-Bradberry-ebook/dp/B002U3CBUW
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Jimmy,

This is an insightful question. I am glad that you are thinking about it as you move into the workforce.

At a basic level, your work schedule can be a hinderance to your life. I know when I started working, I had to work when I would have been taking classes that I also wanted to take. It meant that I had to pick work, as it was helping pay for bills.

The second thing is that work will sometimes interfere with life events. You may miss those events because you have to work, especially if you are at a point in your job where you cannot take vacation time.

Within the job itself, you may not control the work that you are asked to do or when you have to finish it. Those elements outside of your control can cause frustration and stress. You need learn how to deal with those challenges in order to stay focused and positive in your work. In addition, you may not get all the training that you need to do your job. Once you find that, you need to make sure that you are always asking questions or asking for help. There is no shame in either action.

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Glenn’s Answer

Howdy! To echo the sentiments other professionals noted in their responses, working with others and not effectively managing your time can also present challenges in any industry. It is important to remain professional at all times, and to remove yourself from contentious situations with your teammates or peers as swiftly as possible. Conflict is relatively inherent when working with other, but managing your response to the conflict can help to reduce any lasting impacts.

Time management can either be an ally or an anchor for you. If you stay ahead and on top of your assigned tasks at work, facing unexpected challenges might not feel so overwhelming. However, if you mismanage your time, the unforeseen challenges your career will throw at you will only make things worse.

Regardless of the career path you choose, you can expect to make a mistake at least once. The challenge then becomes how you respond to the mistake, and what steps or actions you can take to learn from it. I stopped looking at my career in terms of "Wins and Loses." I now frame things as "Wins and Lessons."
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Kruti’s Answer

Navigating different communication styles and the prioritization of communication in the office is a challenge most employees face. A lack of effective communication hinders a team’s efficiency and can also impact employee’s level of trust amongst each other and management.
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Rylie’s Answer

A major challenge that people face is managing their time well enough to get all of their work done. This is the same for school or anything that we do in life.

Something else is working well with others. You're not going to agree with or get along with everyone, but you will be put in positions where you will have to work in groups or collaborate.

Also, it is important to create a good work-life balance.
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Micayla’s Answer

Hi Jimmy,

I think regardless of what career you find yourself in, time management can always be a little tricky. Whether it's managing multiple deliverables or carving out personal time from a hectic work schedule, it can be difficult to fit everything in. For me, I find that keeping a list of to-dos is really helpful. It may sound simple, but when you're juggling multiple projects or trying to wrap up a number of deliverables, it's easy to lose track of what needs to get done. By setting goals each day, you can space out the work and keep on top of everything!
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