1. Update your CV. Your CV is a dynamic document that should evolve as your experience grows. Pay particular attention to your matter list and make sure you include all the things that you have worked on over the last 12 months. Should that dream role come up (internally or externally) with little or no warning you are ready to go for it without too much fuss. 2. Consider your career plan. Where do you want to be in 2 years? In 5 years? What can you be doing now to get there?