Mistake 2: Under-communicating with your team or coworkers.
Allison Winters, assistant account executive at Hope-Beckham Inc., a public relations firm in Atlanta, urged the importance of keeping your colleagues updated on your projects, workload and schedule. â€œIf youâ€™re going to miss work, let someone know ASAP, preferably your supervisor,â€ she says. â€œIn college, if you got the flu and missed a class or two, you could e-mail your professor later in the day and straighten everything out. At work, your coworkers will wonder where you are and why no one has heard from you.â€ Depending on the employer, if you fall off the grid for a certain length of time, you wonâ€™t have a job to return to. If you canâ€™t call or e-mail, have a roommate or family member do it for you.