3 MORE Huge Career Mistakes We Hope You’re Not Making

August 19, 2014

Career Advice

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We’ve already covered three career mistakes we hope you’re not making, but there are three more we’d like to add. Like we said, the smallest missteps can have much larger consequences than you think. The good news is that each step baby step in the right direction can have a big payoff. Do the opposite of what’s listed below and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ll find career success. Here are three more career mistakes that you should avoid:

1. Acting too modest.
Your career needs a little self promotion. Don’t be shy. Make sure your boss knows when you had a great meeting with a client. Make sure your coworkers hear about the project you just blew out of the water. There’s a fine line between sharing and bragging so make sure you don’t cross it. But do’t feel guilty about sharing your career successes with your peers and those above you.

2. Being too scared to ask for feedback.
You do things — that you probably don’t realize you do — that are both good and bad. When you ask for feedback, you’ll only learn. And learning from your mistakes and your successes is what’s going to fuel your career forward. Don’t ever pass up an opportunity to get an outside perspective on your work from someone you trust. Don’t ever let it discourage you — only let it make you stronger.

3. Not networking within your company.
Some people think networking is limited to people in your industry at outside events. But networking each and every day at work can be supremely helpful to your career. The more people that know you are the better. The more you understand the business the better. Having people who know you and can vouch for you is a good thing. You never know when one of those people will end up running the company and could give you a big break.


About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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