BOSSING It columnist Karren Brady is here to solve all your burning careers questions.
Today she helps out a woman unsure of how to deal with the pressure of hitting targets and gives her expertise on doing a presentation for the first time.
My boss has requested I do a presentation, and while I’m flattered to be asked, I’ve never done one before and I’m worried I’m going to make an idiot of myself in front of a lot of people.
Do you have any tips?
Helen, via email
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I’ve recently returned to my job in a call centre after being signed off with stress for a month because I felt pressured to hit targets.
I’m worried all the problems that led to me being signed off are still there. My manager was lovely to me for the first few days after my return, but now seems to be on my case again. I need to work, but I don’t want to make myself ill. What do you advise?
Michelle, via email
Are you good at sales but the targets are unrealistic? Do you have enough training, or do you need more to reach your goals? If so, speak to your manager, as good employers want their staff to feel confident and motivated to succeed in their roles.
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You also need to be honest with yourself. Is working in sales right for you? It’s not uncommon to feel stressed and frustrated when you’re in a job that isn’t a good fit for your skills. So make a plan.
Think about what you like doing and what you are good at, put together a brilliant CV, then start applying for positions elsewhere and look forward to new opportunities in a job you love, that you are good at and that is rewarding.
It’s time to think positively – you can either improve in the job you have or find one that you actually enjoy!
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