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How do you get your partners to provide feedback? I’m a senior associate and feel like I have been stagnant in my career lately. I’m not learning new skills and not getting any additional responsibilities. I have a hard time getting my partners to review the work I do for them and often by the time they do, they’ve changed the scope of assignments or decided they no longer need it. Everything I do lately feels like I have just wasted my time and the client’s money

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Do you have a mentor or a partner you are close to? Best to start there. First, look at your email trails and phone calls to see how often you are sending reminders, how long it has been happening, with how many partners, etc. Also, take stock and figure out how your career would best progress over the next few years and how to get there. (What would you need to learn? What experience would you need to get?) Then, make an appointment to talk with your mentor or a partner you trust (or if you don't have one, perhaps the head of the department?) that you just want to check in with how you are doing. You are concerned that the lack of responses from partners is a sign that you are doing something wrong, and if so, you want to fix it before it goes on too long. More than likely, the mentor will say that you are doing everything right, and it is on them and not you. In the unlikely event that the mentor says that there is a problem with your work, don't worry. Just hear them out, ask for advice on how to fix it, and make a plan to do so. Assuming that there is no problem, then talk about your career and future at the firm - that you would like to take on additional responsibility (give examples of what you believe you can do and what skills you think you should learn to get to where you want to be in the next few years). If you do all of this with sincerity and professionalism, you will stand out above 95% of your colleagues, and you will begin to feel more in control of your career.

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Try testing the market. Sometimes a change of scenery is best.

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See if one or some of them would be open/have time for a 30 minute meeting to talk about your progress and your career goals and how you can get there. Some partners do not have it in them to think/care/make time to check in with associates beyond the task at hand. It sounds like you want something more than just edits to a particular work product. Since it doesn’t sound like a partner is taking initiative, you should initiate the bigger picture conversation which will hopefully turn into a longer discussion. Someone will be receptive and appreciate that you care about your long term growth.

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Do you bring in your own clients? If not, maybe work on those skills?

Do you think they've given up on you? If that's the case, there's not much you can do other than become self sufficient or leave.

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