What was your biggest achievement this past month?
What about six months ago?
I’m sure that with some thinking, you’d be able to answer the first one, but what about the second one?
These questions do an excellent job at giving us an understanding on how restricted most of our minds are when it comes to recalling memories. Additionally, since work makes up only a small portion of our busy lives, it can be easy to forget. But that doesn’t mean you should accept this fate as there are tangible benefits to having that information available. In this blog, we will look at three instances when knowing what you’ve done goes a long way in accomplishing some specific and important goals.
If you find yourself looking for work, a resume is what you’ll need. By having your previous work activities available for reference, you’ll be able to go beyond generic phrasing. You can provide specific and result-oriented descriptions that will impress the hiring manager. If you’re stuck and need help with your resume, check out some of our tips or take a look at our clerical and industrial resume examples.
What goal does this accomplish? Getting an interview.
Once you get the chance to interview, you’ll now be given the chance to speak about yourself and what you bring to the table. What better way is there to prove you can do something than telling your interviewer that you’ve done it before? Once again, by providing real examples, you’ll stand out from the crowd. If you’re nervous about an upcoming interview, we have some common interview questions and advice to share.
What goal does this accomplish? Getting a job.
Now that you have the job, you’ll want to make sure you’re documenting all the important projects you’re working on. This will be a great way to show management what you’ve done when performance reviews come around.
What goal does this accomplish? Getting a raise and/or promotion.
This may seem like a lot of work, constantly writing down all that you’re doing. But if you start early and do it consistently, it’ll soon develop into a habit. Some of the most common ways that you can track your actions include using a spreadsheet, updating your LinkedIn profile or keeping a folder. Any way you choose to do it is good, as long as you’re doing it.