As the end of 2012 approaches, this is a very good time to think about your accomplishments during the year. For those who started the year with written goals, determine progress for each goal. If you do not have written goals, still summarize your accomplishments – in writing.
Why is this important? The answer is simple. IF YOU DO NOT TELL THE STORY OF YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS, THE STORY MAY NOT BE TOLD. Do not expect your boss to keep up with the great job you did on a special project back in March or how you volunteered to work overtime to meet a team deadline. Sure, the boss may have a general sense that you are a good employee, but the story of how you deliver results is your story to tell. THE BOSS IS TRYING TO TELL HIS OR HER OWN STORY looking for a pay raise or promotion.Continue Reading