A Brag Book is a Must Have To Get Your Dream Job!
The question today is, do you have a brag book? A brag book is where you document for when you write your CV or your resume, all your accomplishments. We can always brag. Every day people are delivering accomplishments in corporate Canada, corporate US, corporate UK, corporate Europe. You need to think about documenting all those performance-driven statistics. The more metrics you have in that brag book, the better it’s going to be for you.
We are in an accomplishment driven society. You will be hired because you can make the money, save the money, eliminate headcount…the list goes on. Your brag book should be filled with stories based on the acronym called STAR.
STAR is Situation – Task – Action – Result. You have many stars because you are a star. We hire stars. So think about having a brag book, but keep it and update it all the time. The moment you’ve delivered on that project or the moment you’ve saved them some money document that based on the STAR story. Then when you come to rewrite your resume or you engage a resume writer, a certified professional resume writer, it will make your life and their life a lot easier. Some of those STAR stories you achieve now could be relevant in 10 or 15 years. You never know. So the message is for you to keep a brag book.
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