'My Biggest Work Mistake': 7 Career Confessions

Blunder City

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — You may strive to be the perfect employee, but sometimes even the most competent workers can screw up an assignment or make a bad career move. While some mistakes can be easily smoothed over, others might require more drastic measures to redeem yourself. The important thing is to take responsibility for your mistake, learn from it and move on. In fact, the mistakes you make now could even help your career in the long term. "Making a mistake can absolutely have positive effect on the future by showing you that something does not work," says Robyn Dizes, manager of career development Services at Peirce College in Philadelphia. "By recognizing your mistakes, you give yourself the opportunity to learn from — and not repeat — the same mistake." From oversharing personal information on social media to misspending millions of dollars by ordering too much paper, here are seven true-life career blunders that offer some pretty valuable lessons.