7 Mistakes I've Made in my Career
19 of #100DaysToOffload
I have been doing the same job for over ten years, and until COVID arrived, seated at the same desk.
The job is well-paid, and millions in society earn significantly less. However, individual decisions or thoughts on my part have led me to become stuck. When I look back, it's not difficult to see where I went wrong.
- I didn't put myself forward for an interview every time an opportunity arose.
- I allowed one demanding boss to cause me to look at promotion negatively. On reflection, I was more than capable of handling him and the demands of a more senior position.
- I entered the comfort zone and used salary contentment as an excuse not to move on.
- I stopped looking for new opportunities.
- I didn't put myself forward for new projects that could have helped me build confidence.
- I didn't network with the right people and thought hard work was enough.
- I never considered a move down the salary scale to open new challenges and opportunities for development.
Don't make the same mistakes, but neither should you strive for promotion for promotion's sake.
I am happy with my position, salary, and, most importantly, my life.
Maybe that's okay.