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Don't Let These 3 Things Ruin Your Career

By Careers Desk

Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

Advancing your career can be tricky. There are plenty of things that can throw you off course. In this post, I'll tell you about three things that can ruin your career. Hopefully, by seeing them, you can make an effort to ensure they don’t damage you:


One massive thing that ruins a lot of careers is stubbornness. Yes, too many people are set in their ways and refuse to change. Listen, this can hold you back more than any other outside factor. You have to realize that the world is changing. And, it will continue to change and adapt. No matter what career path you’ve chosen, you need to be flexible. You must have the ability to change your ways and get with the times. But, if you’re too stubborn, you can miss out on so many opportunities. There are a lot of talented people that underachieve in their career. Normally, this is because of their stubbornness.

White Collar Crime

In general, criminal activity can ruin your career. But, I’m going to talk about white collar crime specifically. As stated by the Keller Law Offices, there are many types of white collar crimes. Things like fraud, identity theft and insurance fraud are the most common. For an individual, it’s surprisingly easy to get caught up in one of these issues. Often, it’s more a case of you being involved that you were instigating it. For example, you could work for a company that partakes in fraud. And you turn a blind eye because you don’t want to get on the wrong side of the owner. In fact, you may even assist them unknowingly too. Either way, this looks bad on your reputation. If your company gets caught doing this, then it’s on your record forever. Every future interviewer will see that you worked for a company that was caught being criminal. It can hold you back, so, don’t let this happen.

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Other People’s Ignorance

It’s no secret that we don’t live in a perfect world. Racism and sexism are still rife within modern society. No matter how much people try and deny this, it’s still a major issue. Especially when dealing with someone’s career. There are too many people that get denied opportunities out of ignorance. Talented African Americans are often overlooked for their white counterparts. Sure, this isn’t the case everywhere. And, it’s unfair to claim that every company in the world is ignorant. But, there are instances where businesses hire people that align with the look and culture of their organization. All I will say is don’t let other people’s ignorance hold you back. Don’t get stuck in the mindset that you’ll never get a job because of who you are. Keep on grinding and doing the best that you can. At the end of the day, someone will hire you, and all the other companies will realize the mistake they made.

These three things are all different from one another. Don’t let them get in the way of your career prospects!

Don't Let These 3 Things Ruin Your Career

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