Are you acting or reacting in your work-life? When you are acting, you are taking responsibility for your enjoyment of your work-life and your professional success. You can be pro-active by keeping a list of your work accomplishments.
Sometimes other people will recognize the value of the work you do and reward you. Other times your co-workers and managers will be preoccupied with their own career challenges and your accomplishments may go unrecognized. This is why it’s important to keep your own list of your accomplishments.
Acknowledging your own accomplishments will boost your self-confidence and help you articulate your value at work. Knowing your work accomplishments helps you prepare for performance reviews, ask for a raise, apply for promotion, as well as helping you get interviews and promoting yourself in interviews that lead to job offers. When you can effectively articulate your accomplishments, giving concrete examples of your value and worth, you have the opportunity market yourself and achieve your work-life goals.
Here are some tools to help you discover your work accomplishments:
Job Bank USA Work Accomplishments Questionnaire
Let your work accomplishments be cheerleaders of your success!