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Return of the CLMs




As the saying goes, if something is working why stop doing it? The topic of CLMs, aka Career Limiting Moves, has generated over 10 times my normal mail volume, all from people telling me stories about CLMs they’ve seen or committed. We’ve all seen CLMs,  a lucky few of us have even made and survived CLMs, but apparently the unifying thread is we all love to talk about CLMs. 

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Beware of CLMs




Unfortunately most CLMs aren't this easy to recognize.

Recently a soon-to-be college graduate set up a networking meeting with me. I willingly agreed, not only because I enjoy helping people if I can, but also because I usually learn something as well. What surprised me was the lack of awareness this individual had about the realities of today’s professional world.  Over the space of one short meal he made five CLMs. CLMs for those of you who don’t know stand for Career Limiting Moves or Career Limiting Mistakes. And the worst part is that he is smart, hard-working and would be an asset to most organizations, once some of the rough edges are cleaned up.

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