Summer is here and it means most of the students have already found part-time jobs or internship programs to attend. The first job is usually a tough experience for every person but everybody should come through it nevertheless. Maintaining good relationships with colleagues can surely make your adaptation period much easier. But how to learn to communicate with each of your new coworkers if all of them have different personalities and characters? To help you with it, here are some common types of people you can meet at any workplace and possible tips on how to deal with them:
Young Person Who Can Guide You
It’s always a pleasant bonus to build friendly relationships with other people who are ready to help and guide you. If you have already tried other internship programs earlier, or had a summer job, most likely, you already know how having such a person can help you to avoid a lot of stressful situations and confusions. People of this type are usually young. They can understand your condition very well as they have come through this path too, not a long period of time ago. Furthermore, this person can become not only your mentor but a good friend too. So during the first weeks of your internship or first job be open to the people who are willing to give you any assistance. Initiate conversations, communicate more with managers and supervisors and you’ll surely maintain good relationships with all the other employees at your new workplace.
Almost at any work you will have a demanding boss, whose expectations will seem unreal for you. You will never get along with this person unless you change your attitude. The only thing you have to understand is that every boss wants some things to be done in a decent way and sometimes it will require you to be more flexible. As a new person in the already existing team, your goal is to show and do your best to become a part of it. And it’s every manager’s job to be strict and demanding because otherwise, they wouldn’t get the work done properly. So try to see the things from your supervisor’s perspective in order to have a better understanding what they expect from you and don’t stress out too much, it’s just a work.
Time changes but some things remain the same. Gossiping is one of those things. No matter whether you are in a high school or in a big company, there will always be those who like to discuss recent news unrelated to work. When trying to make friends with the coworkers, it’s hard to clearly see the line between chatting and creating rumors, you better always think over everything you are going to say as words get around in a quick manner and your chattiness can cause you a lot of problems. Try to avoid joining any ‘gossip clubs’ or when the talk has already occurred, say that you’d prefer not to talk about the other colleagues.