To make that strategic career move confidently, you’ll have to take stock of your achievements and strategize how this can be the catalyst in achieving your career goals.
With a list of achievements, you can use this to secure a promotion, grow your job or get a pay increase. It’s also time to review what’s available in the job market and how you can secure that opportunity (hint: let us help, but first, read on!).
Achievements is not simply doing your job well – it is going beyond what is expected or overcoming challenging circumstances – therefore achievements have to be exceptional. Another aspect of achievement is that it is measureable and brings value to your employer.
When writing your achievements, you might want to read it critically and think if the response would be “so what?”, “tell me more…” or “I’m impressed!”
For example, what would your response be when you read these statements:
- “Mentored new team-mates.”
- “Mentored new team-mates to achieve sales targets.”
- “Mentored new team-mates to achieve sales targets 2 weeks earlier than record.”
- “Start up plant in Vietnam.”
- “Start up plant in Vietnam within 6 months.”
- “Start up plant in Vietnam 2 months ahead of schedule and achieving operational targets within 6 months.”
Your achievements have to be real and attributable to you — be aware that there will be formal and informal reference checks when you list this on your CV.
With a list of achivements, you can pat yourself on your back and initate a discussion with your boss for that strategic career move. At the same time, you might want to contact PeopleSearch for a confidential discussion on what’s available in the job market, or know more about listing your achievements. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your cv with us to take your first step today!
Get up, get moving!