Career Sabotage

Updated 08/03/2017
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   Often people do this to themselves but can't see it coming,
   at least until the train is on the damaged track of a career.

   Are You Sabotaging Your Career by Acting as a Doer, not as a Leader?
      |  CBCommunity, Darleen Ghirardi                                                                                                                                         10/28/2016
   Do you have all the right credentials? Are you competent in your skillset and talents, yet
   going nowhere in your career? Which of the following attributes apply to you?
  • You have a college degree.
  • You have years of experience with a proven track record.
  • You are known as the “go-to” person when a deadline is moved up.

   In addition, you consider yourself a “lone ranger” and are often handed work that others
   prefer not to do, as your boss knows that at the end of the day, you will get it done. You
   can be counted on to come through during a pinch and often are the first one at the office
   and the last one to leave. You are dedicated and loyal, yet going nowhere fast in your
   career. You are a slave to your job. You are continually passed up for promotion after
   promotion and don’t know why. You are perceived as a doer.

   Career Sabotage: 8 Ways to Handle It  |  Black Enterprise, Courtney Connley                                       02/13/2015
   As professionals we encounter several different personalities and office etiquette in our
   careers. From co-workers who are supportive of our accomplishments, to those who try
   everything in their power to hold us back from career advancement, there are ways to
   handle and react to these various personalities in a professional setting. Below are ways
   Forbes writer Jacquelyn Smith suggests handling office sabotage when you sense that
   someone is trying to ruin your career.

    Five Ways Sneaky Managers Sabotage Top Performers  |  Forbes, Liz Ryan                          06/13/2016
   The traditional hierarchical organization is far from perfect. News from the front lines,
   for instance, seldom reaches the highest levels of an organization intact, because
   supervisors and managers are afraid to tell the boss anything the boss doesn't want
   to hear. Fear flows down the organization and people scurry to do their manager's
   bidding because they want to keep their jobs. That's a lot of brokenness, right there!       

   Top 5 Ways to Sabotage Your Career  |, Catherine Conlan
   It’s distressingly easy to sabotage your own career. One ill-timed comment, a social media
   indiscretion, a careless joke about a former boss -- all of these can mark you as
   untrustworthy, unstable or someone who just has poor judgment, and that can affect your

   What to do when a co-worker is trying to sabatage your career  |  Forbes, 9 Slides