How stable would you say your career is these days?
If you’re like some other people, you have concerns about where your career is going.
That said being smart about your career is something you always want to focus on. Remember, it only takes one real bad decision to put your career in jeopardy.
So, are you doing all you can to keep your career on track?
Avoid Doing Negative Things for Your Career
Among the things you want to steer clear of when it comes to your career would include:
1. Not giving 100 percent on the job – Having a bad day or two at work is not unheard of. That said do not make a career out of it. If your employer senses you’re not giving your all on a regular basis, it could be grounds to let you go. If you are having any particular struggles at work, go to your supervisor and address them. This at least shows that you are invested in your job. In the event there is an issue or two with a co-worker, address that with your boss too. At the end of the day, you want a working environment that allows you the opportunity to succeed. If you do not have such an environment, it could mean you will end up on the outside looking in when it comes to your job.
2. Run-ins with the law – Another thing to steer clear of would be any run-ins with law enforcement. So, do you have a warrant out for your arrest? If the answer is yes and you find out about it, deal with it as fast as you can. Not doing so can lead to all kinds of problems in both your professional and personal lives. By going online to a site such as SearchQuarry.com or others, you can enter your name and see what turns up. It is important to keep in mind that a warrant can be issued for a myriad of reasons. As a result, yours may not be for a serious crime. You may have forgotten or not to pay a traffic ticket or two. You could be behind on child support or alimony. No matter the reason for the warrant, be sure to deal with it. Not too many employers will look kindly on one of their workers having the law and courts after them. The sooner you deal with the matter, the faster you can put it behind you.
3. Hopping from job to job – Last, don’t fall into the trap of hopping from one job to another. While it is fine to improve your career standing over time, too many jobs on a resume can look bad. Many employers look for stability in workers. This means hiring someone who is likely to be around for the long haul. If a better off comes along, by all means consider it. That said do not go from one job to another every few years. All that experience on your resume can actually backfire against you.
When you’ve worked hard for a career to be proud of, why torpedo it with one bad move after another?