What Mistakes Can Ruin Your Professional Reputation?

Finding a job is a challenge these days, but keeping one can be a challenge as well. What mistakes have you made, or seen others made, that hurt their reputation and made it more difficult to get another job?

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US News describes eight simple mistakes you can make to ruin your professional reputation, from leaving a job to early to failing to keep your commitments. Most of the time you'll get by just fine if you treat your employer with the respect you expect from them, avoid rash decisions and keep your temper under control. Everybody makes mistakes, but how do you recover from them? If you've made a huge error and hurt your professional reputation, let us know how you fixed the problem too.

How to Ruin Your Professional Reputation [US News]


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    Most of the big mistakes relate to integrity. Compromise your integrity and you compromise your reputation and future employment prospects (unless you like digging holes or stacking shelves for a living). Commit to being responsible and accountable.

    * Don't: Lie, cheat, steal, fail to keep commitments, make excuses, blame other people, be a general douche-bag.
    * Do: Be accountable, apologise for and explain mistakes, be transparent and respectful to your boss and colleagues.

    When you f##k up, and you will at some point; You're only human. Take responsibility for it. Explain what lead to the mistake and how you will avoid making it again. Managers love that stuff. Mistakes can be great learning opportunities.

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    US News describes eight simple mistakes you can make to ruin your professional reputation, from leaving a job to early to failing to keep your commitments.

    Should be too. :)

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