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Whats the worst career decision you've ever made?


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Amy’s Answer

I agree with Jason - Make your intentions known that you are looking to move up and accept promotions. Ask for feedback on what you can do to ensure you are on the right path. Don't just assume that your boss knows your desire to make a move and what that move is.

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Stephanie’s Answer

Great question! Whatever you do, be confident in yourself and your decisions. I had a lack of confidence in my skills and that was a big career roadblock for me. Trust yourself. Push boundaries and do not be afraid to ask for raises, promotions, career changes - the worse your manager or leadership could say is no. Then, you prove them wrong ;)

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Henry’s Answer

Hi Daniela, since your question is a bit broad, I am not sure if you are questioning about career selection mistake or on the job career mistake.

If this relates to choosing a career, I would say go where your heart is and not about the money. Everyone wants to be a doctor to a certain extent but do you have a passion of healing people? Your capabilities of those hard studies and patient care should also be taken into the consideration.

If this relates to on the job experience, I would say it is building the network and ask more question especially early in your career. In the workplace, many times I found that it is who you know and what you know matter. Many of these are not taught in college or simply by reading a book. So the earlier you start meeting more people and acquire the knowledge necessary to brighten up your career, the better. Never afraid to approach people and ask questions.

All the best
Henry

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Mireille’s Answer

Not making a decision when all the clues were there. Procrastination is the worse mistake I made!

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Jason’s Answer

Hi Daniela,

I think the biggest career mistake, I made early in my career, was not expressing to leadership my interest in being promoted, or the path I wanted for career development.

I hope this helps!

Jason

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Darin’s Answer

Hi Daniela, I've made my fair share of mistakes. The thing about those mistakes is when you mess up let it go and learn from it. Nobody is perfect.

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