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7 Career Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

Build your skills

Don't worry. You are unlikely to tumble down the ladder. For a variety of reasons it's sometimes necessary to take a lateral or backward move.

Stay flexible, remain positive, and don't sulk. Instead, do the best job you can while devising a plan to get yourself moving in the right direction.

In an economy where there's a dearth of jobs, continue to build your skill level and expertise by taking classes, seminars, or certification courses so that when jobs do open up, you have a leg up.