Friday, December 7, 2012

Time to Assess Your Career

The last month of the year is here—a good time to reflect on how our careers have progressed throughout the year. Through evaluations your boss and your company will hold you accountable for your workplace behavior and accomplishments. Be proactive and access your own behavior and accomplishments. Ask yourself if you have:
  • Performed your tasks to the best of your ability, completing them efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Done your fair share or more
  • Maintained a positive attitude daily
  • Encouraged and mentored coworkers
  • Adhered to a strict code of positive personal behavior
  • Kept skills up to date and learned new ones to increase personal performance
  • Become an expert in your field
  • Used good judgment
  • Spoken kindly and tactfully
Assessing your career and taking personal responsibility for your actions and words will preserve your value to the boss and company.