Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by julie
Job Specialization: Taking on job titles and responsibilities that are industry specific and not transferable to other companies.
Staying With A Company Too Long: Remaining with an employer for an extended period of time may suggest that you fear change and prefer a familiar environment. The exception is receiving numerous promotions during that tenure.
Lack Of Career Progression: Remaining at a specific career level for a protracted period is a definite career killer. It suggests a failure to perform and earn a promotion.
Job Hopping: Job hopping is probably the number 1 career killer. As a general rule, you should average 3 to 5 years at each position. If you are a victim of layoffs after a short tenure, a prospective employer will look at your entire work history and usually ignore a single exception.
Jack Of All Trades, Master of None: A work history that includes experience in multiple disciplines (sales, purchasing, logistics, IT, marketing and customer service) can indicate a person without career direction and depth of expertise.
Staying In One Industry Too Long: This can be problematic, especially if your industry is facing a rapid decline and your skills are not transferable.