Trusting Your Career to HR or Your Boss. They may want to help you, but planning for your future is too important to leave to others. The consensus of the 60 executives I interviewed for Fast Forward Your Career told me that HR is focused on building a pool of candidates for future position openings and they may not even know of your interests for the future. They can't play favorites. Your boss may also have the best intentions for you, but he or she may also be unaware of what you want. You may be reluctant to share that you want to move on, perhaps outside of your boss' department or division.