Think you’ve hit a dead end? Here’s how to tell—and what you can do to pick yourself up.
If you hate your job, it’s a pretty clear sign that you need to find a new one. That being said, every person’s career has a lull period or two, which is different from feeling stuck in a career that’s going nowhere fast. Knowing how to tell if you’re stuck in a rut is what’s crucial.
“There are ebbs and flows in everyone’s career,” says Jodi Glickman, career coach and author of Great on the Job. “Everyone has parts of their job that they don’t like. Sometimes we’re working on a crappy project. Sometimes we’re working with a bad client. But I think there should always be a portion of your work that you enjoy doing and find rewarding.”