June 1, 2018

What to Do When Asked to Do a A job You Don’t Know

In this rapid pace work, people are continuously facing new challenges and new tasks, what would you do if you were asked to perform a job that you don’t know how to do? First of all, be certain that we have all dealt with fear and anxiety surrounding our work. So, to overcome this obstacle, there are four key steps:


1.      Stay positive: Keep your spirit high, and do not despair. There is a solution for everything, and you will definitely figure it out. To keep your forward thinking, it is important to keep calm, remove negative ideas and boost your self-esteem.

2.      Make your homework: Make some research around the task assigned to you; ask a colleague or an expert. There is nothing wrong in asking for guidelines. This would save you a lot of trouble and would allow you to avoid repeating the task more than once.

3.      Admit your mistake: If you committed a mistake, don’t be shy and do not try to swipe it out. Admit it openly and say you will learn from it for the future. You’ll sleep better, and you’ll be esteemed for dealing with things in a forthright manner.

4.      Fix it the next time: After committing the mistake, make your actions speak for you. Take immediate steps to ensure whatever caused the problem doesn’t happen again. Mistakes happen, but they are not all bad. Although they’re painful and embarrassing, they can help us find solutions and develop more effective strategies.

Finally, every day we learn new things, and every obstacle is nothing but a new challenge that would enrich our knowledge, enhance our self-esteem, and push our career forward.

Thus, let us keep in mind this quote of President Theodore Roosevelt, and move forward in our careers!

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”Theodore Roosvelt.

The Business Lobby team.


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