No one thinks your career is as important as you do. No one is going to smooth out the way for you, either. You have to keep track of your skills and the things you can do today that you couldn't do yesterday. You can't sit around and wait for your “turn” in the next highest position. Instead, you need to bump it up yourself and advocate for yourself. But, how do you know if you're ready for the next new challenge? Here are 5 signs.
You're really good at what you do.
Are you the one people go to for advice? When the program your department uses goes funny, do your coworkers come to you? Are you the one giving formal and informal training to the new hires? You're ready to go on! While your company loves the idea of someone who is great staying in the same job, most places would rather keep you on in a higher role than lose you.