Skip the Regret: 3 Things to Learn Early in Your Career

June 6, 2017

Regret is a word that comes with a lot of weight. All decisions great or small come first with the question of whether it is the right choice. There are three simple components to ensure that regret does not become part of your vocabulary when describing your career:


Choose Your Path Carefully

Whether you are just starting out in your career or you have several years under your belt, take a step back and reflect. Take a look at the path behind you and create a vision for where you want that path to lead you in the future. The key to avoiding the regret is being honest with yourself and letting circumstances dictate which road you take.

It is never too late to make a change as long as it is the right one. The list of highly successful people that chose to make a major career change includes Michael Bloomberg and Jeff Bezos among others. Just ask critical questions about why you are making the change and brush up your resume.  If your career path has been a winding road, your next interview should focus around the value that your diverse background has offered and the common thread that connects those paths (Muse),

Seek Balance

Technology has drastically changed the world that we live in over the past few years. It is easier than ever to offer the flexibility of working outside the office, but it also means that we are accessible 24/7. It can be easy to slip into the habit of letting your attention stay in your career when you are at home. Find the right balance between work, the boards that you chair, speaking engagements, and your life outside your career. The rewards that come from this are worthwhile:

Be Bold and Learn

Author and philosopher Elbert Hubbard said it best when he coined the phrase,

“The biggest mistake you can make is continually fearing that you’ll make one.”

Opportunity will come knocking at your door, but you need to be bold and seize it. Change can be intimidating but don’t let that defy your goals. There may be times when you step outside your comfort zone and find that you have made an error, but choosing to learn from it will mean the difference between advancement and failure.

Alleviate the weight of your decisions by taking these steps and skip the regret. If you find that you are ready to take charge of your career and bring it to the next level, contact The Overture Group today.

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