Written by Catherine Adenle
Here in Catherine’s Career Corner, we have written several articles on how to build your career. We have also written articles on how to apply for jobs, prepare for an interview and secure a job. However, in the workplace, some people have a high propensity to derail their successful career. So it is important for us to write few articles focusing on some of the behaviours those people exhibit to end their careers.
In organisations, every day, executives, managers and employees just like you and I self-destruct. They don’t just shoot themselves in the foot, they also destroy their careers. Sometimes, they sabotage their entire careers, and they do it in the most unfathomable dramatic fashion.
Do anything stupid in the workplace these days, and watch as the fire of gossip rage on. With the power of the internet and the popularity of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter everyone can instantly talk about you and share your idiotic behaviour openly. Any future hiring manager can easily get their hands on your career ending shenanigan.
Here are the 8 quick ways to destroy your career:
As you can see, you are the only one who can destroy your own career by doing any of the 8 things highlighted above. Unfortunately, we have all seen each of these 8 things happen to real managers in real organisations. Ironically, these points have nothing to do with job skills, capability, experience, business acumen, or how nice you are as a person. That’s what makes it all the more pathetic when highly respected professionals get derailed by any of the above.
So, as career minded individuals, can you add any other behaviour that will let anyone kiss their career goodbye?