Years ago, on 38 Proven Ways to Close that Sale, Mark Victor Hansen uttered the phrase, "Don't think it, ink it. Delegate it to document". That phrase stuck with me. It reminds me that if we will need to remember something, write it down!
That's exactly what you should be doing with your job duties and accomplishments. Whatever system you want to employ, you need to regularly record facts and statistics about your job.
Even a simple file folder will work. When you have something that may someday belong on your resume, print a copy and put in your folder.
Some things you should put in your folder:
- Original offer letter
- A copy of your job description
- Performance evaluations
- Copies of any performance reports
- Written kudos and compliments
- Training certifications
If you've not been doing this already, start today. Years from now you'll be glad you did.