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Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by howardriddle: 10:29pm On Sep 05, 2013



The Seven Deadly Sins of Career Building

Laziness
Carelessness
Lying
Stealing
Arrogance
Cynicism
Self-pity


There’s more of course, but that list is a really good start.
Here’s the thing. You never intended for those sins to show up in your personal brand, but those exact things may be popping up before our eyes.

How? We see you!

On laziness and carelessness
We see what you are doing and what you are not doing. Believe me, on behalf of your boss and clients: we know how many hours are in a day. We know if more could be accomplished. And if what’s been accomplished could be done better.
For example, my organization has a mantra: First draft, best draft.

That’s right. Intend on writing only one draft –and make it a really good one. Not something that shows you took a stab at it. Not something that says: “I know I promised to get something out by today so I got to it, didn’t I?”
If you deliver the best draft possible, someone else can polish it – and we are golden! If instead, you throw up whatever you’ve got, we are in receipt of your carelessness and laziness. And all those excuses that get thrown in? Throw them out. All we learn is that we can’t rely on you.
You can’t be a great personal brand when your work betrays you.


On lying and stealing
That happens every day you take more than you give. Like when you are sent to a trade show and don’t get on the floor first thing. Or you get paid tuition and rather than do the work to earn an A, you don’t study but hope you’ll get a passing grade.
This everyday kind of lying and stealing is much less sensational than pulling a Houdini. But these small crimes of opportunity are much more likely to kill your reputation.


On arrogance and cynicism
When you say, “I don’t see the point in that.” Or, “that isn’t what I would do.” Well, that’s useful if you have the education, experience and insight to provide that business acumen.
But, if you have that kind of acumen, you probably aren’t saying anything like that.


On self-pity
When the weight of your decisions or the actions of others trips you up: don’t spend much time feeling sorry for yourself. Charge your batteries before they run out. Check the fuel gauge and traffic before either makes youl ate for an interview . Take responsibility for what you could have done better and journal the rest in a chapter titled: Life Isn’t Fair. Don’t read it aloud; we know it by heart.


On hope and change
Consider there’s a whole lot of people who never have a chance – even the smallest chance, to make something of themselves.



Consider what you must do to start a new path. Confess your sins – even if it’s just to yourself. Cleanse your soul. Heal yourself. Because there’s only two good times for you to be the best representative of your personal brand:

1) any day before today,
and
2) today.



Drafted from:http://www.glassdoor.com/blog/destroy-career/



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Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by howardriddle: 9:12pm On Sep 08, 2013
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by howardriddle: 11:15pm On Sep 09, 2013
nairaland why dd you hide posts on this thread?
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by 1forall: 8:45am On Sep 13, 2013
Blame the spammers. Nice thread by the way smiley
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by joshyjags: 3:38pm On Sep 13, 2013
correct yarns
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by badmarket: 3:39pm On Sep 13, 2013
one should know all these if you want to keep your job.

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Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Temihatz(m): 3:40pm On Sep 13, 2013
True Fact...
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Ichliebedich(f): 3:40pm On Sep 13, 2013
Owkay
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Nobody: 3:40pm On Sep 13, 2013
good job op
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Anyi3(m): 3:43pm On Sep 13, 2013
Office relationship

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Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by dareyking(m): 3:45pm On Sep 13, 2013
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Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Aromas: 3:46pm On Sep 13, 2013
Thanks 4 d message. Jah bless
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by dareyking(m): 3:46pm On Sep 13, 2013
..I wuld like to comment b4 i read the Thread....I tink am gettin addicted to Nairaland and itz gettin chronic by the day whc is makin me Nervous i cnt do hardly 2 minutes without this Forum....I tink the FG shuld forget abuh ASUU and channel their resources towards people like Us and create Camps to help Us get over this Addition....Darelee Nairalee...Tenk..
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by ProfessorPP(m): 3:47pm On Sep 13, 2013
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Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Nobody: 3:47pm On Sep 13, 2013
Too many recipes lately. Rshp, career, religion, everywia. Meanwhile TGIF

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Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by endlessAli: 3:49pm On Sep 13, 2013
Ok nah
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by iterator25: 3:49pm On Sep 13, 2013
Ok..woman nko?
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by pri3stess(f): 3:50pm On Sep 13, 2013
You stated some good points here op.
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by endlessAli: 3:51pm On Sep 13, 2013
Ok nah[color=#006600][/color]
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by christejames(m): 3:52pm On Sep 13, 2013
Helo guyz am new here just landed for yankee can u guyz show me around, i wud be very grateful... Thanks as u do!!!
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Osoldier: 3:53pm On Sep 13, 2013
endless Ali: Ok nah[color=#006600][/color]
What have you posted now, this place is not for kids like you ok.
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Osoldier: 3:56pm On Sep 13, 2013
christe james: Helo guyz am new here just landed for yankee can u guyz show me around, i wud be very grateful... Thanks as u do!!!

How does this relate to this topic, are the first to come from yankee. pls slep if u have no ideal on what to contribute.

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Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by lifestyle1(m): 3:56pm On Sep 13, 2013
cool
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by devigblegble: 3:57pm On Sep 13, 2013
The person above me must be a learner and back to topic @ Op thanks
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Fishout(m): 3:58pm On Sep 13, 2013
Ok we don heard,l will not allow it to dentriment my career
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by searay(m): 3:58pm On Sep 13, 2013
Firstus des commemte?
We already know this.
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by fitzmayowa: 4:00pm On Sep 13, 2013
Hmmm
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Damojo: 4:04pm On Sep 13, 2013
U also need to learn to fake the 'serious look'. Like updating a post on NL and faking the look to seem like U are working on a Visio file.
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by Luga2013: 4:06pm On Sep 13, 2013
A nice piece. Quite instructive. Thanks.
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by penzino(m): 4:20pm On Sep 13, 2013
Where is SEX on dat list
Re: Things To Avoid That Can Cost You Your Career by solaceguy(m): 4:21pm On Sep 13, 2013
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