Are You Putting Your Career in Jeopardy?

Are You Putting Your Career in Jeopardy?
October 14 12:50 2017 Print This Article

Do you ever stop for a moment to think about how often you may be putting your career in jeopardy?

From showing up late to work to sporting a criminal record, you can risk your job more often than you might think.

With that being the case, what are some red flags you should be looking out for?

Don’t Jeopardize All You’ve Worked for

So that you don’t increase the chances of putting your career in jeopardy, remember a few keys:

  1. Be responsible – The one key to being responsible with your career is responsibility. Always make sure to show up on time, do your best to succeed, and go above and beyond when necessary. Often, companies will bypass shortcomings in talent in exchange for hard work. By being a responsible employee, you stand a much better chance of sticking around for the long haul.

  1. Be investigative – In the event you think you may have a past traffic ticket or worse, investigate it. You can search and follow up on arrest records found online. Such records will say if you need to take action. You could have a warrant out for unpaid traffic tickets or worse offenses. The last thing you want is to get pulled over, especially if it is with co-workers or even clients. By taking a few minutes to search relevant online databases, you are less likely to be in for a bad surprise.

  1. Be respectful – Sure, there will be days when either co-workers or clients get on your nerves. As such, it is important to always keep your emotions under control. Avoid flying off the handle when something upsets you or even does not go your way. Employers like individuals who are both respectful and cool and calm under pressure. By taking the high road; you more times than not will avoid potential disaster.

Look to Grow Your Career and Personality

There will likely come a time when it will dawn on you that your career is stuck in neutral.

When the time comes, make sure you look to improve upon things.

An example of this is when you’re unable to further climb up the corporate ladder.

Instead of being miserable and downright unproductive in your role, look to see what is out there. If you do not take the initiative, you could end up going through the motions in your present position. When this happens, you risk being not as productive. In doing this, you could even fall out of favor with your present employer.

Another key to hone-in on is of course being personable.

No, you do not need to be a social butterfly. That said it does not hurt when you do things with your co-workers on occasion outside of the office. By doing such activities, you create more of a bonding atmosphere among the group. This can prove beneficial both in and out of the workplace.

Last; review where your career is at on a yearly basis.

By taking stock of where you are and where you may be going, your career can continue to be move in the right direction.

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