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I got rolled onto a project right out of onboarding, but I don’t have the skills for this role. Should I embrace a grueling 6 months or consider speaking to my manager about rolling off?

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I would tough it out & get good. We learn when challenged, not when it’s easy.

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Pretty normal my friend. Learn from your peers and always ask them for help before escalating upwards

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Don't assume that the 2 options are struggle vs roll-off. Can you talk with your manager to say that you need more time to do certain tasks? Can you switch some duties with someone else on the team to either avoid the hard stuff or give you space to focus? Can you get SME support? Talk with your manager, but discuss an array of possible solutions.

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I started out without the skills I needed for the role on several projects (most projects, maybe). You learn on the job, while at the same time convincing the client you know it all. That’s showbiz, baby!

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Quite normal to feel that way. Just learn to ask for guidance early than late if you find yourself continue to struggle

As a lead or individual contributor? I'm currently a lead on my project but have been struggling... Leadership was called in because the project is in danger. If your okay with struggling as that's the quickest way to learn, go for it! It's just not for me since my mental health has deteiorated since the start of this project. Just my experience thus far

I second this advice ^ & Good luck, SA1, I’ve been there too.

Embrace! That’s both the good and the bad of consulting, all rolled into one post. It all depends on you the individual and how you either rise to it, or don’t.

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