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URMC / Employee Assistance Program / News & Events / UR Medicine EAP Blog / June 2022 / Avoid the Top Three Career Regrets

Avoid the Top Three Career Regrets

Three commonly cited career regrets are (1) not taking more initiative; (2) not having enough mentorship or guidance; and (3) playing it safe and not taking more chances. These are the findings of a recent survey conducted with 1,000 late-career workers by, a career, resume, and online job recruiting company. Are you at risk for one of them? Regrets 1 and 3 are closely related. Initiative means taking action without being prompted by others—acting on your imagination, firing up your ambition, and motivating yourself to take massive action on something you want to do—not someday, but right now, without putting it off another second. Talk to a counseling professional or your EAP and discover how to get fired up to employ initiative today. (Source:

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