Joseph R.’s Answer
I would say for me the aspect of making my job easier, along with my co-workers is
If you have the support of your co-workers, then it makes things so much easier.
Best of Luck!
You know how to deal with people, and you'll excel in your job.
I would say the most challenging aspects of the job I am currently at are guidance and internal systems/people.
It is fairly common we do not get official guidance relating to the future or the organization. They always say one thing and then take it back with a "but" or a "this may change." They are not good at saying something and sticking to it.
As for internal systems/people, I work with many other teams and use a lot of internal tools. Often times the internal systems do not work like they should, and the people can be hit or miss. Some do their job well, but others do not, and it makes my job harder. It can often times cause delays and unnecessary headaches.
Sometimes things get difficult at work. Generally that happens when your well laid plan gets thrown out the window.
So you've got your calendar all set up for the week to give yourself enough time to complete all your deliverables by the deadline with time to spare. Then the fire happens. Someone needs something done yesterday, and it's going to take you more time than you have available to complete it. So now you have to try to delegate other tasks to team members to make sure those projects don't fall out. Then of course, something you need to complete the urgent request is either broken or unavailable, and you have to figure out how to solve that problem.
Those days can be super stressful, but you also learn how to overcome those obstacles. You learn how to delegate. You learn who your go to partners are. You learn time management, organizational and prioritization skills - and those days get easier and less frequent. Every job has tough days, weeks, months, etc. The sun rises the next day, and you keep going!