Many ask about career advancement strategies within their own organization. Why do some get the jobs and others don’t? What factors are considered? How do you break through doors and ceilings?
First, you have to think of your organization as an upside down funnel. There are fewer roles the higher up you go in the hierarchy. With limited supply and ample demand, there are limited slots for advancement. You either need to get one of them or try another approach. (The Career Ladder need not be vertical.)
Talent seeks its own level. If you demonstrate competence, attitude and the ability to get things done, and position yourself near organizational updrafts, you may find yourself fielding opportunities.
Sometimes, however, you have to jump ship, either to another unit, team, or organization. A fresh start in a new environment can be invigorating.
Here’s a perspective, with comments worth a quick review.