I am overused in terms of my time and emotional efforts, and underused in my skill set
I am overused in terms of my time and emotional efforts, and underused in my skill set © Getty

I am an assistant in a higher education institution and despite having a PhD, which allowed me to develop skills such as teaching and analysis, I feel I undersell myself. I become what others need me to be: I am overused in terms of my time and emotional efforts, and underused in my skill set. How do I break this cycle and excel in the way I am capable of and be seen for what I can do? Female, 30s

Jonathan’s answer will be published on August 2.

Jonathan Black is director of the Careers Service at the University of Oxford. Every fortnight he answers your questions on personal and career development and working life. Do you have a question for him? Email dear.jonathan@ft.com

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