Active awareness of trends, developments, opportunity areas, and growing fields.

It is important to understand how your value applies to opportunities. This means gaining knowledge of career possibilities and job opportunities, and the skills  and qualifications needed to be successful in them. Balance the information you research online with information from colleagues, managers, and other staff, as well as direct observation and experience. Ultimately, only you can assess the fit of your personal goals, values, and work style with an organization's or department's requirements or culture.