October 10, 2015
Not so many years ago, it was a safe bet that if you showed up, worked hard, and were willing to learn, you could expect a long and fruitful career. All bets are off now. Going to work, keeping your head down, and “just doing your job" guarantees that you're backing yourself into a professional corner.
No matter what field you're in, you must think of yourself as a business of one. And you must manage your business accordingly. If you're making any of the mistakes below, it's time to reframe the way you view your relationship with your work, and take different action. Don't let these work mistakes hurt your career!