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HR Confidential: What do you do when you're ready to grow with nowhere to go?

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn't have to be. Looking for managerial or career advice? All sources will be kept confidential. Email your questions to Heather Krentler at hrconfidential@crain.com or call our advice line at 313-327-2209. 

Q: I’m ready for a promotion, but there’s nowhere for me to go within my company and I don’t want to leave. What can I do?

Don't give up right away. First, talk to your manager and get creative. Sometimes, it's a magic wand hovering over your existing seat and turning it into something new. Sometimes, you have to make a lateral move to make an upward move. And sometimes, it's just not the right fit anymore—and it's time to exit gracefully.

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March 20, 2017 - 1:35pm