You may have heard the smartest people are always on the offense, always looking out for themselves, and constantly seeking to improve. All of these things are true both in life and in your career. Although this is not the case every time, a common way to move up and advance in your career is to change companies. It’s likely most positions within your company are currently filled, and you may feel like those above you are not going anywhere anytime soon, which is probably true. Related: Are You ‘Awesome’ For The Job, According To Hiring Managers? If you are serious about advancing and improving your position, it is imperative to constantly be looking for opportunities, whether they are internal or external.