How To Screw Up A New Job

How To Screw Up A New Job

How To Screw Up A New Job

Don't blame your employer for discontent if the problem lies with you.

Are you always looking for your Next Big Career Move? You're far from alone. One of the great cultural changes in the business world over the second half of the last century was the demise of the career employee, who stuck around long enough to earn a gold watch and retirement dinner. Now, employers don't expect staff to stay with the organization forever&#151but that doesn’t mean that job changes should be taken lightly. In the new book, Harvard Business Review on Advancing Your Career (Harvard Business Review Press/Available in May), contributors Boris Groysberg and Robin Abrahams present some classic mistakes that professionals make when they pursue new positions outside of their companies. Too many leap at the first opportunity without considering the long-term impact upon their career. “The occasional misstep can be forgiven,” Groysberg and Abrahams write, “but a careful and conscious assessment of the risks and realities will help you avoid making too many mistakes or ones that amount to a major setback.” For more about the book, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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