Five Mistakes That Can Destroy your Career

There all kinds of ways people can end up hurting their careers. Sometimes they make honest mistakes, and in other cases, people make poor choices that can totally ruin their careers.

In most cases, people don’t get the boot or destroy their career by one big mistake or poor decision. It’s more likely to occur little by little with several bad choices or traits. So what kinds of mistakes do you need to be aware of and avoid at all cost if you don’t to send your career into a tailspin? There are all kinds of mistakes but here are five big ones that can have a huge impact.

Having a super ego – never let your ego damage your career. It’s great to be successful, but don’t forget to be humble. Remember, success can be fleeting so don’t let your victories go to your head. As soon as things go downhill, the fall will be painful.

Being negative – no one wants to be around negative people. If you spend too much time being negative, even if things are tough, you’ll eventually drag everyone down with you.

Being a kiss-up – being a brown noser is one of the worst mistakes you can make for your career. Your co-workers won’t respect or like you and your relationship with your boss won’t be real, but rather based on superficial interactions.

Being complacent – complacency is harmful in any situation. As soon as you feel like you’ve arrived and put your career in cruise control so-to-speak you risk becoming complacent, and that can damage your career. It’s important to keep learning, continue improving and expanding your network. Don’t let complacency set in and stall your growth.

Promising too much – everyone wants to impress his or her boss and co-workers, but when you make promises you can’t deliver on you won’t impress anyone. You’ll do exactly the opposite and damage your reputation.

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