Answered by Jennifer, Hiring Expert at Verizon, on Friday, September 20, 2013
Good question- I think you need to evaluate all of your options. In addition to talking with your manager about your interests and available opportunities within your company, I would also recommend talking with your HR contact and a mentor if you have one there. These contacts can help ensure that you know about all of the available opportunities that your company offers, as well as any trainings, certifications, etc. that you can pursue in order to help you continue to grow in your career there. At the same time, you can always explore what other opportunities might be available externally, but if you are happy with your employer as a whole I think you want to ensure that you’ve vetted all of your options internally.