Career Path Not Clear!

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about career advancement but frustrated by new manager:

I work for a big well known company. The company has gone through a massive restructuring. I’ve been working in this department for almost five years now. I came from another department within the same company where I worked two years. The reason I did that move is because they offered me a big relocation package and promised me to advance quickly.

Before the first year ended in the new position a new manager took over. Here is where my story starts. In the first meeting I told my new manager I wanted to advance and get promoted because I possessed the skills and education however, he backfired saying that there is no place for an individual in this department with a higher education and that I should contemplate a position some place else as an engineer.My responsibilities are to repair electronic broadcast machines; we are divided by product assignment.

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