Boost your career potential through your work accomplishments.

Posted by on Nov 23, 2010 in Career Advice | 2 comments

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

Quintessential Careers Job-Seeker Accomplishment Worksheet

Career Lab Showcase Your “Home Run” Accomplishments

Let your work accomplishments be cheerleaders of your success!

2 Comments

  1. Well, hello there! I keep a Google Alert on my company and your website popped up with “Love Your Work Life.” Looks like we are kindred spirits in quite a lot of ways.

    Professional background very similar? Check.
    Penelope Trunk? Check. (did an interview with her a few months ago.)
    Major digs on Christine Kane? Check.
    Passionate about loving work and life? Check.

    There is more but that’s enough for now. Nice to meet you!

    -Betty Jean
    http://www.LoveYourWorkLife.com

    • Hi Betty Jean,

      Thanks for the comment! I look forward to checking out your site. I love to be inspired by others who are seeking to live their best life. I enjoy a great life in part by surrounding myself with positive and intelligent individuals that reflect all the things I aspire to do and be!

      Chrysta

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