This is not my typical blog post, but I wanted to prompt you to think about letting the “world” (potential employers) know about your professional accomplishments and career success record, in an appropriate way.
My new “‘Brag’ About It” document:
“Our memories are short. Can you remember all the details of the project you worked on last week? How about last month? What about a year ago?
One of the best ways to prepare for a time when you will need to share your accomplishments is to collect details of your achievements as you go along — and there’s no better time than now to start! Accomplishments demonstrate your skills and experience. It’s one thing to claim you can do something — it’s another to prove you’ve done it.”
Important note: The full (13-page) accomplishment-gathering document–including numerous questions to ask yourself to get the information flowing–is available to you at no cost between now and January 2, 2013. Just send your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to send you the document ASAP.
No blog posts between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2
Here’s wishing you happy holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, or whatever greeting is most appropriate to your personal situation! I am going to take a short “vacation” from blogging to enjoy the holidays, regroup and recharge, and get ready for a dynamite 2013. I hope you are able to do the same.