But sniping and politicking make you look like the last person who should get that job if it comes open. Here are two better ways to position yourself:
- Bone up on the job by cooperating fully with its current occupant. If the job is in another sector or division, seek out cross-departmental task forces and committees that bring you together.
- Showcase the skills and outlooks the job demands. Don’t wait until the job opens to say, “I can do that, too!” Start showing your skills now to pave the way.