Grow: managers as mentors
In most cases, managers have been where you are. They took the same steps that you’re taking on your career path. So they are a wealth of insight and excellent facilitators of opportunity.
Build a strong relationship with your manager. Be transparent about your career goals. Dedicate yourself to your existing role, but be clear and bold about your desire to progress and grow.
Your manager will be honest with you. He or she will help you identify your strengths and areas that may require more development. You can then work on those areas, by taking either internal or external courses.
The more trusted advisors that you have on your career journey, the more connected you will become to both opportunity and possibility.