30 Promotion Killers

I tell members of my career mentoring site that once they find a job the real work begins.  Very few people want to remain in an entry level job.  Most folks want to get promoted.  Unfortunately, a lot of people are their own worst enemies when it comes to getting promoted.  Here is a list of the 30 most common reasons people don’t promoted…

  1. You’re a chronic job poster.
  2. You don’t know what’s important to you.
  3. You blame others for your failures.
  4. You don’t have S.M.A.R.T. goals.
  5. You’re easily discouraged.
  6. You’re too shy and not assertive.
  7. You have a negative outlook.
  8. You have no mentor in your company.
  9. You’re not current in your industry.
  10. You don’t understand business.
  11. You don’t understand your company’s business.
  12. You’re disorganized.
  13. You let stress derail you.
  14. You miss deadlines.
  15. You don’t follow through on commitments.
  16. You procrastinate.
  17. You do sloppy work.
  18. You’re not a team player.
  19. You’re not in good physical health.
  20. You have poor conversation skills.
  21. You have poor presentation skills.
  22. You have poor writing skills.
  23. You have a bad image inside your company.
  24. You have no image inside your company.
  25. You dress inappropriately for the job to which you aspire.
  26. You post stupid things on line.
  27. You don’t know how to manage your boss.
  28. You’re not self-aware.
  29. You don’t pay it forward.
  30. You can’t resolve conflict positively.

Which of these are true of you?  Work to eliminate them in 2016.

Your career mentor,


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