Back up what you want in writing. Nothing communicates your seriousness more than putting it in writing. For example, the best way to prepare for an annual review is to create a beautifully formatted document that includes:
The job description you were hired to do
The job description that you are currently (and actually) doing including the number of hours per week that it takes for you to do it
A list of your achievements from the past year
A list of ideas and projects that you would like to be involved with in the coming year
Some people are reluctant to do this because they believe it may come across as "bragging." Not true. Rather, it speaks to how committed and passionate you are about your work. Stick with the facts and it will be all good as you help your boss remember all the great things you did and to understand what awesome things he can expect from you in the year ahead. The end result will be a discussion of your compensation and why a raise is completely justified.
It's a common tradition for people to make resolutions at the beginning of every year. While these goals often focus on health, money and/or family, they can include any number of professional goals as well, such as getting a new job or a promotion.
Are you ready to make a big career move in 2015? Whether you want to land your dream job, earn a long-awaited promotion, or want to change careers entirely, Bonnie Low-Kramen, writing for Glassdoor, has identified 10 ways to step up your gameand stand out from the rest in 2015.