News and advice for job seekers and talent managers.

Feeling Like a Workaholic? How It May Be Hurting Your Career

Being the first one in the office and the last one out each day is not always good. The time you dedicate to your work may show that you are a dedicated employee. However, this hectic pace typically leads to poor health, increased absences, and reduced work performance. Odds are you will experience burnout, which can adversely affect your professional path.

Discover five reasons why being a workaholic can severely impact your career.

1. Unmanageable Workload

Taking on every task given to you means you will not be able to finish everything on time. Although you want to be flexible, agreeing to everything you request contributes to an unreasonably large pile of work. Constantly putting others’ needs before your own, means you are not enforcing boundaries. As a result, you will not develop the skills and experience you desire to aid in your career progression.

2. Low Quality of Work

Spending long hours at your desk means you achieve less than you think you do. This is because constantly thinking about work does not allow your brain to rest. Also, regularly switching among tasks slows down your thinking process. Not giving your brain a break between activities makes it harder to focus and effectively complete your work.

3. Little Work-Life Balance

Spending more time at the office than anywhere else means you miss out on other essential parts of life. This includes spending time with family and friends. You also pass up opportunities to meet new people and have new experiences. Plus, you cannot participate in networking events or look for other opportunities when you typically are at work.

4. Poor Relationships with Coworkers

Constant working suggests you are a perfectionist. This means you may put unnecessary pressure on your colleagues and coworkers to get things done. This increases everyone’s stress level and negatively impacts your work environment. Other employees may not want to work on projects with you because of how your behavior impacts them.

5. Increased Burnout

You cannot continue to work long hours without feeling the detrimental effects of your actions. For instance, the parts of the brain that control stress also impact how susceptible you are to illness. This is why constantly being stressed at work can make you sick. It also contributes to unhealthy eating habits and problems sleeping. These factors can lead to increased absences at work. If you do not slow down, you will become burnt out.

Are You Looking for a New Opportunity?

If you are a sales professional interested in a sales role in the exciting field of industrial safety equipment and PPE, there is no time like the present to start your job search. You may browse our current sales openings or contact, the expert recruiters at The Charis Group, today to talk about growing your career.