We all want a promising career. After all, it’s what we do that defines us. Now admittedly some of us have better careers from the other, some get better careers eventually while many have mediocre once.
But while building your career, if you commit one of the following deadly seven sins for building a career, then you, my friend, are an idiot.
So here are 7 things you should not do, to avoid getting a dull, stagnant work life:
1. Stop learning after you get a job
It’s pretty obvious that if you don’t know anything then you are an idiot. But life is about the relative. So if someone knows more than you, then you are an idiot compared to him.
So don’t get proud with that degree or diploma. Always keep on learning, because it is actually easy to learn now or play catch-up later.
2. Stop searching for a job after you landed one
Nobody lands the best job as a fresher and rarely companies give you appropriate promotions or bonuses. Remember, you want tomorrow to be better than today.
While making a career, today is just an experience to be used in tomorrow, and take this literally.
You are doing this job today to gain experience and go another place better than this.
3. Preferring to work solo
Okay, humans are social animals, and being social is one of the reasons we are so high up the food chain. Same goes for your career.
Don’t tackle it alone. If you troubles talk to a mentor, consult with colleagues to get a task done quickly, discuss with people who know more or different things than you do.
Again if you are introverted, just talk with friends and families. Totally being self-reliant can lead to setbacks.
4. Visualizing you manager as your career maker
A manager is a guy who has been given a job to increase the profit of a company. They are not employed to give you a raise.
Instead of waiting on him/her, you go and show him/her why you deserve a raise. It’s your life so take charge of it.
5. Being the office outcast
I know you hate that guy/girl is known as the office gossiper. But that doesn’t mean you have to be the office pariah. There is a middle point.
Hanging out with your colleagues during lunch hours or office events are opportunities to display you personal worth. Plus you get to make acquaintances. Who knows when you might need them or they might need you?
6. Not being up to date
A government, private, self-made business, whatever, if you are out of the circle about your career and industry you will be taken out by competition. It’s hard getting to a point, but it’s harder retaining it.
Plus imagine during interviews you coming out as uninformed to the interviewer.
Believe me; it’s not good for your career.
7. Applying for every single job you know
If you are unemployed, it’s understandable that you are desperate, but that shouldn’t make you erratic. Don’t apply for jobs for which you are under-qualified or don’t enjoy, because you won’t have any positive results. Let’s say you even land the job, if you are under qualified, you will be overwhelmed with the tasks at hand. Again if you don’t like the job to being with, life will become slavery.