Magazine article Personnel Journal

Are You in a Dead-End Job?

Magazine article Personnel Journal

Are You in a Dead-End Job?

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Sometimes it's hard to know when to stick things out and when to move on. No choice can be so nerve-wracking as giving up a position to pursue the idealistic greener pastures.

Bruce Roselle and Jacki Keagy of Personnel Decisions Inc. suggest there are six signs that tell you your career is stalled and it might be time to head out--or light a fire under your present position.

1. Your job responsibilities haven't changed in three years. At this point, you can be sure that management thinks of you only in the context of your job description. It's likely when a position does open, your name won't even come to mind.

2. You no longer get picked for high-powered projects or high-profile committees. You are a good worker whom management trusts to get everyday work done, but they don't think of you for more challenging projects. Your absence on these projects also limits contact with the company's movers and shakers.

3. You've just been passed over for a promotion or you've been demoted. …

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