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Of course, I also recommend that you don't shoot yourself in the foot by failing to recognise one of these top five Career Killers. I actually had someone ask me if these were a "thing" and the answer was most definitely. And unfortunately, most of these folks never know why they have been passed by for promotion because no one had the courage to tell them. So very sad.
The other key are to be careful of is that of Etiquette or more for specifically Business Etiquette. Now some people may think that this is over rated and that their manners are "fine". I strongly encourage people to see Business Etiquette as a matter of respecting a different culture. If you were to travel to a different country, would you not want to know what the "norms" are there? Would you not want to honour and respect the local customs and culture?
The business environment is no different! Heading into the world of business is no different than going to a new country and it is in your best interests to understand what is expected of you, how to behave in a way that honours others and indeed how to act so you are seen as a player! You can check out some of the basics of Business Etiquette by clicking here: Business Etiquette
Often one of the biggest fears we face is that of job security. Well, there is no such thing as job security.
The only job security any of us has, is defined by our personal competence and by our network. If you have maintained your competence and have a strong network, you will have more job security than can be afforded by any external party - especially a company!
Another interesting space to look into is that of entrepreneurialism. Sometimes if you have a strong value of independence, autonomy and are action oriented, becoming an entrepreneur can create an extraordinarily satisfying life and lifestyle.
I have a number of thoughts on that particular topic based on my own experience and that of many clients. You can check out a few of the self tests here: Entrepreneurship and three things to watch out for: Three Things
Finally, one of the most overlooked elements of any career management process is the need to have business acumen. A lot of people are not clear on what business acumen actually means so I have prepared a primer for you here.
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