Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
If you are currently employed, hopefully you work in the type of culture in which you have regular and frequent discussions with your immediate supervisor in which you can cover topics such as performance, job fit, expanding opportunities, and the like. If that’s not the case then at least at mid-year and end-of-year milestones you should feel comfortable asking for such a meeting. If you are meeting (or better yet, exceeding) the requirements of your current role, your supervisor(s) should be open to conversations about “what comes next” so that you can try something new to get a different perspective or even accept more responsibility through a promotion. If, on the other hand, you are looking for something new because you are struggling with your current role then most supervisors would be open to discussing this, too, in order to maximize your performance and contribution.