No, we are not referring to your sartorial sense! Metaphors, anyone?
This could be a promotion within your company or a brand new role in a different one! When seeking a new position or making a career switch you need to think hard about what are the requirements of the role, the organization and the industry that you are considering switching to.
You want to demonstrate how you qualify for that dream role BEFORE you have it.
Volunteer to take up additional responsibility at work that provides you the relevant experience and lets others see how you handle things in real-time.
Find a mentor in the new domain that you are interested in who will provide you guidance on the right dos and don’ts when attempting to make the switch.
Build your skill-set
Reach out and get feedback from your colleagues, managers, professors and mentors on what they perceive your core strengths to be and do a gap analysis with respect to the needs of the new role.