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Dear Fiona,

I’ve been in the same job for three years now and lately I’ve noticed I’m not learning anything new. I have tried asking my managers for new projects and suggested ways to revitalise my work. Although they seem positive about my suggestions, none seem to get through. What can I do to move out of this career rut?


Dear James,

Firstly, well done on taking the initiative and knowing that you need to be the one driving your career. That’s the most important lesson you can learn at any job.

Continuing personal and professional growth is an essential part of a successful, rewarding and fulfilling career. There will be many times in the course of your career that you might feel you’ve hit a ceiling in terms of learning and development and/or enjoyment of your job. That’s perfectly normal. Here are my suggestions on what to do when you find yourself in a career rut.

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