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.
Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...