No matter what your job history, you’ve ever worked with other people. So chances are you’ve worked with that one co-worker who just brings everyone down. You know the one… disorganized, unenthusiastic, and defensive. Just as one bad apple can spoil the bunch, one toxic employee can poison an office.
Here’s an important bit of career advice… don’t be that employee.
How to Avoid Being a Toxic Employee
Of course, you’re not a toxic employee. You’re a bright, energetic professional who cares about your job and your career.
But turning to the dark side is easier than you think. Over time, the stress of deadlines, expectations, and new challenges can take their toll. The key? To maintain a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
Although it was written for employers, this infographic from Rymax does a good job of laying out exactly what it takes to avoid being that toxic employee no one wants to hire. It will show you what to focus on so that you can present yourself as an employee with enthusiasm, trustworthiness, and long-term potential. After all, isn’t that the kind of employee you really want to be?
So, don’t be THAT person… be the best you possible.