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Why your career may be stuck in neutral

If you aren’t advancing as you’d like and it seems like your career is going nowhere, here are four possible reasons and solutions, offered by executive coach Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.
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A small comfort when they don't call you back

Didn't get that dream job you were hoping for? Sure, spend an hour or so moping, but then remind yourself that you really only had a sliver of the whole picture of what you might have been getting into. No one told you at the interview about how the people really work together there, what the boss is truly like, whether there's a morale problem, an office politics mess, the company's in trouble, or the job isn't quite as they described it. If you're a happy person and good worker, you'll bring happiness and opportunity with you wherever you wind up next; the mold doesn't have to be perfect when you arrive.

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