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5 Amateur Mistakes You’re Making In The Workplace & Don’t Even Know It
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5 Amateur Mistakes You’re Making In The Workplace & Don’t Even Know It

Navigating the workplace can be an interesting terrain with many caveats that make it tough to determine the right move.


No sooner than you think you've got it down, you find yourself passed up for a position you thought was in the bag or subjected to a not-so-exciting performance evaluation. Rather than calling it quits or surmising that you're not a good fit for the company culture, it is always a good idea to be sure you aren't inadvertently contributing to the fate of your experiences.

With a few adjustments to your game plan, you could very well skyrocket as the star of your team. Here are 5 mistakes you may be making in the workplace without knowing it:

Doing Only What Is Required.

The key to progression is doing more than the status quo. In fact, statistics prove that women are more likely to receive a pay raise or promotion when they demonstrate that they are already doing the work for the position.

Doing extra shows your ability to think ahead and is a good sign that you are dedicated to seeing the team succeed. Volunteer yourself for assignments no one else wants to take. Do the grunt work. Be your boss' go-to person.

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