Scott Thomas started the topic YGL-LA Let’s Talk Tuesdays: Bragging Rights – Appraisal Inputs To Your Boss in the forum Young Government Leaders LA 7 years, 5 months ago
Now that YGL-LA is 1-year old, I decided to reflect on the best year the LA chapter has ever had. Mud-runs, happy hours, twitter, beach clean-ups, facebook, high-fives, PMFs, scholarships, Let’s Talk Tuesday… and so on and so on. In the middle of my glorious daydreaming I realized yearly appraisals are coming up at my work and it’s time to reflect on my day job and what I’ve accomplished over the last year.
This is where it gets tough; I hate talking about myself. Working on a project for an entire year and summarizing it into succint bullets is the not easy! However, I do realize the importance of being able to write about your accomplishments so I talked to a mentor who gave me great advice. He told me to write it out as if you were writing a story. Talk about your work however you want and fill up a few pages. From that point, it’s much easier to reduce a few pages into a few lines of meaningful inputs.
I haven’t tried this yet but will very soon. How do you write about yourself? Do you keep tabs on your accomplishments all year long or do you put it off until the last minute like me? What tips do you have for writing appraisals?
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