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Recalling Past Accomplishments

humility dangerous to your career

You are now in charge of managing your career! You will be the one responsible for preparing your annual review and making sure your supervisor, manager, VP, whomever, is aware of your accomplishments. Humility can be dangerous to your career.  This is new warning label that should accompany every application and new hire paperwork.

So how do you do this without bragging?  Tell a story using facts. STAR stories.

There is also an added bonus to identifying your past accomplishments:

  • Identify transferable skills
  • Bullets for your resume
  • Stories for your interview

To outline your story, use the acronym STAR Download Accomplishments Template

Situation

Task

Actions

Results

If you get into the habit of doing this regularly, it will become easier.

Looking back over past blog posts, I found some that are worth re-circulating.  I hope you can check some of these out.  Comments are always appreciated, and/or retweets.  You can use the “share this” button at the bottom of the post.

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  • Career Sherpa March 16, 2010, 5:15 am

    Ram:
    Thank you for being a loyal reader! I’ve been thinking about an eBook, but not sure anyone would be interested in reading. Do you have favorite posts you could suggest?
    Thanks again for following and thanks to my pal Lally (http://mikelally.net/blog/) for pushing me to do this!

  • Ram March 16, 2010, 5:06 am

    “Looking back over past blog posts, I found some that are worth re-circulating” –> thank you for referencing to some of these. I wish i had gone through all the posts here. however, following most of your posts eversince you started this blog (i came across your blog via Mike Lally), it looks like they can be converted into eBook or a book with chapters associated to respective categories they were filed under. Thank you for keeping up your blog.
    -Ram