Maybe you already read all the articles about how to get a job you like and keep it. Entrepreneur provides you with a list of mistakes you should avoid if you don't want to end your career.
Let's take a closer look at these career mistakes (and what to do instead).
- Hold a Grudge. Just because you feel like avoiding that person who did something nasty to you doesn't mean you should. Instead, put aside your personal feelings and try to get along. Be a working part of the team.
- Do Something Illegal. Being a part of the team doesn't mean you ask your coworker for something illegal, like drugs. Someone will turn you in, so keep on the safe side. Always.
- Hide from Your Boss. Communication with your boss is key in most careers. If you're hiding from him, it's not going to look that great on your next performance review. Make sure you're present and accountable for when it most matters.
- Have a Complete Lack of Tact When Dealing with an Error. Direct accusations aren't going to get you anywhere. Give your coworkers some grace. If you think they are wrong about something, try to handle the situation in a tactful, friendly way.
- Disrespect Others. Maybe you think you are better than everyone else in the room. At least try not to act that way. Put your arrogance aside. Be polite and humble. It'll win you more respect in return.
- Let Your Boss Tell You Where Your Career is Going to Go. Be responsible for the way your own career grows. Start those difficult conversations that might evolve into ideas that will lead into a new aspect of your job that you really like. Your boss doesn't really know what you want deep down. You're going to have to let her know.
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