Seek Out Knowledgeable Professionals
Consulting with a manager, mentor, or your professional peers, can be of immense help when planning the future of your career. It is likely they can offer you insights or knowledge that you may not have already considered.
Naturally, you should not voice any discontent about your current position (if any). However, career development plan ideas should be shared for feedback (even if this means being discrete or indirect).
Try asking what future opportunities may exist within your current organization. This will serve not only to enlighten you about your current prospects, but also to send a signal to your boss that you wish to develop yourself as a worker. Often, employers are very keen to assign new resources, responsibilities, or even educational opportunities to enterprising employees.
Learning how you can benefit from new training and educational opportunities is a must. If there aren’t any whatsoever, this may be a red flag that it is time to move on.