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Profession These mistakes stand in the way of your career

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# 1 Don’t be confident enough

In professional life, something rarely flies to you. The greatest leaps in your career often require you to be ready to raise your hand and say “I” aloud. Some workers who complain about low wages have never asked for a raise. Yes, it takes a little courage to translate your own value for a company into more salary or more responsibility. Otherwise, however, standstill or dissatisfaction. Peddle confidently with your strengths.

# 2 Only rely on the familiar

You know what you can do. But do you also know what else you could do? Especially after a few years in the same profession and with a certain degree of reputation, it can be difficult to look for new challenges. Everything runs like clockwork. This convenience can take revenge when the habitual habitat disappears, for example by dismissal. You shouldn’t waste time on unnecessary additional qualifications. But keep your eyes open, look over colleagues from other areas and sign up for new challenges, even if they seem a little overwhelming at first glance.

# 3 Underestimate relationships

In a permanent position, friendships or at least a familiar relationship with colleagues are part of a nice atmosphere. Here, too, the personal relationship can be the deciding factor for who receives a coveted position within the company. On the other hand, good relationships are a must for job seekers or freelancers. They secure orders and lead to new contacts. What you personally understand by “good relationships” is always a question of type. A strategically chosen friendship is not for everyone. But “convincing through performance” can bring the decisive advantage in networking when it comes to being recommended for a job. After all, your performance falls back on the intermediary.

# 4 Take setbacks too personally

Why were you fired during the crisis and not your colleague? Why did the customer choose a different offer? Why don’t you just get along with this one client? Sometimes failures simply cannot be avoided. After a setback, a relentless analysis is of course helpful in order to be able to learn for the future. Amazingly, however, external factors outside of your influence play the main role. Or failure is due to one of your qualities that you are unwilling to give up. We have returned to point one of this list.

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