Life would definitely be easier and better if you could trust everyone around you. Unfortunately, there will always be people who are not trustworthy and reliable, so you need to know how to deal with these kinds of people, especially in the workplace.

You cannot follow the examples of those people as it may end up hurting you and your career.

Below are some tips on how you can deal with different types of professionals who are not trustworthy:

Recruiter

There are so many recruiters out there, so it’s going to be such a difficult task to distinguish the bad and the good ones.

Some of them would present career opportunities to you candidly, while some would be more secretive about the job offer and the employer.

Although this could be because of the request of employers themselves, you should still expect the recruiter to give you a clear picture of the job.

This way, you may be able to decide whether or not it is a good fit for you. Also, do not hesitate to ask about the job.

Even if you can’t get all the answers that you need, you should still get enough information so you will feel better going to the interview.

Take note that if a recruiter does not meet you in person or even virtually before you meet the employer, this could be a sign that the recruiter is not doing their job properly.

Interviewer

If the discussion during your job interview turns sour and you feel like you cannot trust the person interviewing you, it could mean that you are trying to get a job that’s not suitable for you.

Nevertheless, you should keep your conversation as good or positive as possible. Answer the questions well, keep a smile on your face, thank the interviewer, and exit with style.

No matter how offensive the interviewer’s comments about you are, make sure you do not respond in the same manner. Remain kind and professional because first impressions are very important.

Boss

Unfortunately, there are bosses who are also not trustworthy. To make things worse, a major distrust issue with your boss is not that easy to deal with.

If the situation is something that you can’t handle, you may seriously consider finding another job, or you may also request to be transferred to another department.

You may also let human resources or the legal staff know about the wrongdoings of your boss, but if you do this, you should be ready to let everyone in the office know about it as well.

Colleague

In any workplace, there will always be some coworkers who are unreliable. Some of them have a habit of sending vicious emails, spreading rumors, or criticizing others behind their backs.

Whatever it is that your untrustworthy coworker is doing, it’s important that you deal with him or her directly.

Tell them that you respect them, and that you are expecting the same treatment from them. Explain also that you are ready to listen to them in case they have problems with you or how you work.

Wherever you are and whatever you do, you should be ready to face and deal with people who are not reliable and trustworthy.

As mentioned earlier, it is not a good idea to follow what they are doing just so your job will not be in trouble. Should you need help in dealing with these situations, a personal coach is someone you can rely on.

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