A new job comes with more challenges than simply learning everybody’s names. And at some point in everybody’s career, a project feels too big to tackle or the workload feels insurmountable. Before you settle into a pit of despair, though, check out these tips for overcoming a tough project, meeting the demands of a new role and discussing your concerns with the boss. You may be surprised by how quickly things can turn around.
Break it down
Chances are that you’ve only realized you’re in over your head after a big project is underway. And as Elissa Ashwood, CEO of Truly Accomplished, a talent technology firm in Pittsburgh, notes, this isn’t something that only happens to new employees. She says, “In fact, the more you succeed, the more you take on, the more likely you are to feel this way at times. The secret is to handle it well to resolve it!”