Greets from Texas, just got my first promotion after one year here at Texas Parks and Wildlife. I started out as an assistant utility post operator and am now the lead yeah! I am preparing to hire my assistant next week and will be involved in the interviewing process. My secret was to ask of questions, press for the required courses needed in the industry to stay current and up to date and despite the odds apply for the next position available. I didn’t expect to get the position but it turned out only two other applicants applied and neither one was qualified. In other words don’t count yourself out by not applying for the job you want, just go for it!