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Libby Kane must be psychic, because she claims to know all about the things you are doing wrong. Here are five things you need to cut out while you still can. Fly Right As much as social media can be a chore, the truth is a majority of employers now

5 Career Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

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As much as social media can be a chore, the truth is a majority of employers now look to social media for additional information about job candidates. You might hurt your chances of employment by staying off the grid. Another mistake is bonding with some coworkers over others; this is fine in the short-term, but it can really complicate relationships if you or someone in your non-group gets promoted. Kane recommends downplaying any “make-ends-meet” jobs or side jobs you have in your resume unless it specifically ties into the field you are pursuing, because otherwise employers might just view side jobs as a distraction. Do not rely exclusively on pro-con lists to make big decisions; attempting to be “rational” can sometimes march you off a cliff that your gut would have known to avoid. One last unsuspecting mistake is making yourself too available for fear of disappointing people. Know that it is okay to say “no,” or perhaps even give a “conditional yes.” You can read Kane’s full article here: http://www.fastcompany.com/3025536/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/5-career-mistakes-you-didnt-know-you-were-making

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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