8 Ways to Keep Your Job in a Tough Economy

How to Make Yourself Necessary & Increase Your Value at Work

4. Don't Just Let Your Work Speak for Itself

We understand you don't want to be "that guy (or gal)." But in today’s global economy most organizations have lots of moving pieces, which means your contributions may not always be obvious.

So get comfortable with the concept of speaking for yourself and taking some of the credit. If you’ve met an organizational goal, solved a complex problem, or otherwise contributed to the success of your company, find a tactful way to let your manager or supervisor know. Don’t be a braggart, but be sure your accomplishments don’t go unnoticed either.

Logging all of your annual accomplishments in a "brag book" is a great way to keep track of everything and put it on display during your review.