Perhaps you jumped straight into a job after grad school and now, five years later, you're bored, unfulfilled, and spinning your wheels. Or maybe you've excelled in your position, but now you feel that you've risen as far in the company as you can go. In other words, you're stuck in a career rut. Related: 6 Ways To Dig Yourself Out Of A Career Rut In a tight job market, people who are dissatisfied with their jobs tend to stay put. Does that mean you have to stay in a job that doesn't challenge you, provide meaning, or offer long-term career benefits? Not necessarily. It's possible to change your behavior, attitude, outlook, and workplace relationships in such a way that today's dull job becomes tomorrow's exciting career opportunity. In other words, you don't have to quit your job to get out of a career rut. All you have to do is start moving in a fresh direction. Here are four tips for creating forward movement when your career seems stalled:

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