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
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.