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How to Handle Difficult Co-workers


Unfortunately, one of the side effects of being in a working environment is dealing with difficult co-workers. This could be a regular occurrence or an occasional incident, but either way, they impact greatly on your work-life. It’s easy to point the blame and expose your temper in moments of conflict, but here’s some ways to handle disputes professionally.

Be considerate

When trying to resolve an issue with a difficult co-worker, be mindful that we all have bad days. It may be the case that a colleague is going through a tough time outside of work which may be impacting on their workplace behaviour. If this is the case, then try and forgive this poor attitude. However, if you are consistently dealing with a difficult co-worker then you should not let this bad behaviour slide.



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CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites, with the UK’s biggest database of over 10.3m CVs. The company was founded in 2000 as a response to Lee’s identification of a market niche. As a young carpet fitter at the time struggling to find work, Lee saw a need for an easy-to-use job board benefiting both job hunters and recruiters. With a £9k loan and help from a web developer, the CV-Library website was built. Lee’s raw passion and hands-on marketing strategies lifted the business off the ground and it is this that continues to push his company to new heights.

The business is now one of the fastest growing websites in the country. The team is expanding rapidly, now employing over 140 staff. It has also launched sister website, Resume Library, in the US, where the company is set to expand and take the brand global over the coming years. Lee puts the reason for his success down to working incredibly hard, loving what he does and a strong desire to make the business the best it can be.

Lee has received over 50 awards and accolades to date and was last year recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year. In April 2015 CV-Library was also ranked as number 49 in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100.

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