The Power of Annual Reviews

As a professional job search strategist I spend a lot of time helping people rewrite their resumes. While the majority of the time people tend to want to put more information in than they need, on occasion a client will come up short.

Unfortunately the reason for this is often due to the fact that they have not recorded any of their past successes. One of the key components of a powerful resume is having quantifiable details and support for your core competencies. However if you don;t regularly write down facts and figures when it comes time to create a resume you’re stuck.

The way to fix this is to start the practice of doing an annual review. This doesn’t have to be about getting a new job either. Prepare for an annual review by updating your resume. Document your accomplishments to help justify a raise by showing how you add value. Keeping track of the value you bring a company can only help you.