Hi, I have currently moved to deals advisory specializing in deal strategy and value creation from my previous role in risk consulting.
It's my third month with the new team. The team is still new and growing it has been about a year plus since it was set up. However, I have yet to be plotted on any job and have been on the bench. It is starting to get a little frustrating as I am only doing hypothetical kind of work. My director is the person tasked with assigning jobs and he was sharing in the recent meeting there exciting projects in the pipeline. However, I have yet to get any indication that I will be staffed on them.
After my first month with the team, I arranged a 1-1 but was cancelled as he had a client call. Asked him when is good to reschedule but did not get any respond as he was busy with an engagement. My performance manager is new to the firm and does not have much authority and not sure about the development plans my director has for me. Hence, I reached out to my director but was futile.
Arranged an internal meeting about the benchmarking I was tasked with but then it has been rescheduled thrice - 1 time was because I wasn't feeling well while the other 2 times because he has urgent matters to attend.
There is an offshore team that works with my team and it seems everyone in my team and the offshore team are given more priority than me. I am not sure how to get my director's attention and I did tell my manager if I should be worried about my utilisation and he said he was on BD for a few good months and nobody make any comments.
I did not choose to do a switch if I am just going to be on the bench. It's already one quarter through the performance year and there's nothing tangible for me to include in my CV. All the BD work means nothing if it is not translated to real projects.
Any advice how I should handle this? Should I be looking elsewhere for an opportunity in the same area?