You work hard, you deliver and people think that you can be relied on. All well and good and excellent traits.
On the other hand is all of this setting you up to move forward in your career?
Some people are really good at talking up what they had achieved and what they have contributed. Others are really reluctant to speak up and talk positively about what they have achieved and contributed.
Where are you on the scale?
Now let’s be clear. I’m not talking about being a know it all. What I’m saying is that if you do make a real difference or contribution don’t be reluctant to speak about it.
An appraisal meeting is a great opportunity to speak positively about you and your contributions.
Take some time to prepare and think about how best to frame it in a way that works for you.
Will it feel a little bit odd at the start? Probably. Will it get easier? Definitely.
Give it a go. You might be surprised at the difference it makes to your career.
Duncan Brodie helps accountants to build successful careers.
In summary since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them achieve career success and become better leaders and presenters. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.