The first step is to define what role you want to target and assess how it fits with your overall career goals. Actively seek the assistance of your boss and senior staff member to identify holes in your skillset. ‘We are the sum of the people we surround ourselves with,’ is often quoted in business, so it’s important to act like a leader. You should also use networking opportunities to start mixing with senior people. Last but not least, sharpen your interviewing skills. It’s important to present your strengths and conduct the same thorough research as you would do for an external interview.