You don’t have to be in a dead-end job to feel that you’re in a career sleeper-hold. Do you show any of these signs of being in a career rut?
- Are you losing skills (for example writing, speaking to groups or using math) because you don’t use them on the job?
- Have you lost ambition or motivation because there doesn’t seem to be an outlet for it?
- Do you have great ideas but are not in a position to implement, or even communicate them?
- Could you do your job blindfolded with one hand tied behind your back?
If your career progress is veering off course, or going nowhere at all, it may be time to review your career vision and examine your options.