Does your boss always give you the most tedious assignments on a project? Does he or she dismiss or even ignore your suggestions at work? Do you typically only receive criticism, not praise—even though you know you’re good at what you do?
If any of this sounds familiar, then you’re probably already thinking about getting a different job. However, it’s never a good idea to leave a job simply because you and your boss aren’t on the same page. Here’s why: Throughout your career, you’re bound to encounter people you don’t get along with. If you keep avoiding them, you’ll miss out on opportunities. You could even earn the reputation of being difficult to work with—and that would seriously hamper your career advancement.
So instead of leaving your employer, try building a better relationship with your boss. The following tips can help:
If your boss is a good manager, he or she will notice your efforts to build a better relationship and respond positively. That will prove to both you and your employer that your outstanding interpersonal skills allow you to adapt to challenging work environments. And over the course of your career, that could be one of your most important work-related achievements.
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