Worried that your career isn’t headed in the right direction?
Take a moment to think about your professional history. Have you committed any of the career mistakes that Becky Gaylord outlines in a recent article for Ragan’s HR Communication? If you have, you’re not alone. Here are some of the career missteps Gaylord identifies:
- You let yourself get stuck in a rut for too long. If you’re in a position that’s headed nowhere or not paying enough, you may be hurting yourself more than you know. Not acting on your career when you know you should is an action in itself — a bad one.
- You take a detour that doesn’t work. This can be a time- and energy-consuming mistake. When you attempt to branch out and fail, it can slow your career progression significantly.
For more career-slowing missteps, read the full article by Gaylord.
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