No matter how many years you worked to establish a career, remember all that you have invested.
That said is there a possibility you could be placing your career in jeopardy due to one or more of your actions?
If the answer is yes, are you going to be able to rectify things?
Don’t Throw Away All You Have Worked for
In looking at where your career is now and where it may be going, keep these things in mind:
- Doing something stupid – The biggest threat to any person’s career tends to be if they do something stupid. For example, they may not be performing their job responsibilities to their abilities. It can also mean you might have a notable problem with one or more co-workers. If these matters are not settled, they have the potential to blow up in your face. Still another issue can be missing too much work for unexcused reasons. These are but a few of the ways you could put your career and all you have worked for in jeopardy. Do your best to handle your job responsibilities and not be the cause of drama in your workplace.
- People are watching – Whether a current job or if you are seeking a different one, are people checking you out? The most common way they’d be doing this is via the Internet. That said you could be the subject of background checks online. It may well be worth your time to learn how to do a free background check. Such a check can alert you to any red flags involving your name online. What your background says about you can go a long way in determining how secure your career in fact is. If you come across any online concerns involving your name, do your best to address them. The sooner you get them taken care of, the faster you can move on with your career.
- Knowing when it is time to move on – It is also important as it relates to your career to know when it is time to move on. An example here is if you are in a dead-end job. Staying there and being unhappy does no one any good. In fact, it could hurt your reputation as an employee. The world in fact is smaller than you may think. If word goes around you were only going through the motions at work, some employers may shy away from you. Your best bet is to know when it is time to seek another job.
- Being too social with the world – Finally, you may find social media to your liking and it even is beneficial to you. That said you want to be careful with what you post online. More employers are reviewing the social pages of their employees. The same holds true if you apply for a job with a prospective employer. If your social networking sites have questionable content, you could pay the price.
As you look to further your career, do your best to never place it in jeopardy.