Now more than ever, employers look beyond a skill set when hiring someone. It only takes a weekend on social media or an insensitive comment to sabotage your own progress. Here are 5 common slip-ups to avoid, so you can stay on the fast-track path to career success.
Crossing the line with TMI
One of the most self-sabotaging ways to impact your career success is to offer too much information. This may be a negative remark about yourself or others, in which case shows a lack of emotional intelligence. As a result, it changes the opinion that people have of you, causing your career to suffer.
Mismanaging Social Media
Before hiring someone, employers want to get to know who they’re hiring. Social media is a great way to do so, but it might be detrimental to your career success. Even if you already have a job secured, posting pictures from a wild weekend can end up in the wrong hands. Although social media is a great place to share about your life, be mindful of what you post out there. Avoid ranting about your work, or any personal issues that should be kept private.
Settling with your skill-set
If you want to ensure career success, it’s important to keep your skills up-to-date. Don’t conform with where you are, and what you’ve achieved. Expanding your education will set you apart from others, and will speak highly of you.
Depending on Your Mentor 24/7
Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced, relationship with your mentor or boss is extremely important. Avoid taking it to an extreme, or your career will pay the price. To avoid over-alignment, diversify your workplace relationships and avoid becoming attached at the hip with those who mentor you.
Declaring Office War
Office conflict is inevitable. The way you handle it, will either hurt your career or help you grow as a person. Regardless of the situation, try to always take the high-road and treat everyone with respect. People will take notice, and it’ll also help you build strong and valuable relationships with your co-workers.