Whether you’re new to the workforce or considering making a career change, it’s important to have a clear career path in mind. Unfortunately, that isn’t always easy. Especially during the earliest stages of our careers, we tend to make decisions based on what influencers like our family and friends tell us or by gut feeling.
Bad hires are, well, bad. Their productivity is low. They tend to drag down team- and department-wide performance. They don’t get along with coworkers, causing disruptive disputes that can derail critical projects. They also cost money. A lot of money.