5 Career Decisions That Can Backfire And Crush Your Success

5 Career Decisions That Can Backfire And Crush Your Success

Part of the series “Finding Brave to Build Your Best Life and Career” Photo: iStock Dealing with the impact of career decisions that hold us back Before I mustered the bravery to reinvent my career from unhappy corporate VP, to success coach, writer and speaker, I was stuck in a corporate marketing career that was just plain wrong on so many levels. While it was “successful” on the outside (meaning, I made good money, had high-level responsibility, earned lots of perks and benefits, oversaw large projects, etc.), it was a…

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SEEKING A HIGHER POSITION IN AN INTERVIEW MAY BACKFIRE

SEEKING A HIGHER POSITION IN AN INTERVIEW MAY BACKFIRE

One mistake that many people make in job interviews is to position themselves too early for a higher position and title. Although this strategy can work if the position you’re applying for is below your skills, it can backfire in many ways. Being seen as overqualified is the first problem that can simply exclude you early in the process. But that is not everything. Your interviewers may also get the impression that you’d easily jump ship at the first sight of a better position somewhere else. Based on your tone,…

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