Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson was fired in May after news brokethat he had inflated his skills on his résumé, falsely claiming to have a computer science degree. It’s a misstep that likely will be difficult for him to bounce back from and that may ultimately cost him his career.

While this is an extreme example of a career mistake, there are other, more subtle ways that workers may be sabotaging their career without even realizing they’re doing it. If you think you’re in a rut or not advancing as quickly as you should be, you might be one of those workers