There are big mistakes that can instantly ruin your reputation at work or even get you fired. But more commonly, it’s the gradual accumulation of smaller offenses that keeps employees from getting ahead in their careers.

  1. You don’t adapt to the company culture.
  2. You make excuses.
  3. You do the bare minimum.
  4. You don’t follow through.
  5. You dress like a slob.
  6. You’re a pessimist.
  7. You ignore coworkers.
  8. You’re defensive.
  9. You procrastinate.
  10. You write brusque emails.
  11. You don’t make meaningful contributions.
  12. You’re always late.
  13. You never stop talking.
  14. You ignore emails.
  15. You’re rude.