Here are some easy ways to destroy your career and make yourself unemployable. Follow them at your risk.
SCENARIO 1: CONFRONTATIONAL EXIT
TALK ILL OF YOUR COMPANY & YOUR BOSS DURING EXIT. Word of your poor parting will get around to common professional networks and competitors of your old company. HR and Hiring Managers in some companies will red flag you as “NON-TEAM PLAYER” & “IMMATURE” -making you UNEMPLOYABLE
SCENARIO 2: INTERVIEW
If you are still called for interview – you can continue a>bad mouthing previous employer / colleagues for creating desired wrong impression or b > act arrogant – ask for unreasonable increase in salary or unjustified designation / profile or c > waste the time of interviewer, send them unwarranted mails. End Result: Company will think twice before making you an offer, making you mostly UNEMPLOYABLE.
SCENARIO 3: AT WORK
There are various ways to ensure that you are terminated from your current job, some that you can easily use are
1 > Don’t pull your weight at work: Slack at work, take as many leaves as you can. Make your colleagues do your work. Don’t follow deadlines. Don’t update others and follow up when required. Don’t work as your KPI’s. Steal credit.
2> Don’t follow company policies: Come late, leave early. Have extended lunch, tea / coffee breaks. Waste time, surfing the web , answering personal mails , playing games etc. Use the company provided tools for personal use.
3> Don’t be a people person: Be rude to colleagues and customers. Bully the subordinates, harass the colleagues of opposite gender, and use politically incorrect words. Take credit for the work done by them.
4> Spread negativity: Talk bad about each and everything in your company. Spread rumours. Gossip. Blame others and act as a hindrance in others jobs.
5> Act unethical: If the above does not get you fired , take bribes. Give contracts to friends and relatives. Accept kickbacks.
END RESULT: TERMINATION, making you UNEMPLOYABLE
OTHER WAYS TO BE UNEMPLOYABLE
- JOB HOPPING ( instability )
- STAGNATE ( Don’t develop yourself to match current / future expectations )
- MISUSE NETWORK ( Don’t network or network selfishly )
The above tips will help to ensure that you lose the job you have and never get a job again.