Why You Should Keep a Brag Document

The ultimate tool you need for Performance Reviews

Kemil Beltre

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Have you ever found yourself in a job interview, struggling to come up with examples of your accomplishments and successes on the spot? Or maybe you’ve been working on a project for weeks, only to have your contributions overlooked or forgotten by your coworkers. If so, it might be time to start keeping a brag document.

A brag document, also known as a bragging rights or accomplishment tracker, is a collection of your achievements and successes. It can be as simple as a list of bullet points or a more detailed document with specific examples and dates. The purpose of a brag document is to provide you with a go-to resource for highlighting your skills and accomplishments, whether you’re seeking a promotion, applying for a new job, or just want to make sure your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.

But why is a brag document so important? Here are just a few reasons:

  1. It helps you track and reflect on your progress. By regularly updating your brag document, you can see the growth and development of your skills and experiences over time. This can be especially helpful if you’re in a role where your responsibilities and projects are constantly changing.
  2. It helps you communicate your value. A brag document gives you concrete examples of your successes and contributions to share with your boss, coworkers, or potential employers. This can help you stand out in job interviews and performance evaluations, and ensure that you’re being recognised and compensated for your hard work.
  3. It helps you identify areas for improvement. By keeping a record of your accomplishments, you can also identify areas where you might need to improve or develop new skills. This can help you set goals and stay motivated in your career.

In short, a brag document is a valuable tool for anyone looking to advance in their career. So if you’re not already keeping one, now is the time to start!

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