Writing down your big wins at work is important, because it makes it easier for you to keep track of them. Reader lizs mentioned another tip that would come in handy during performance review time. Here's what she had to say:
The best piece of advice I ever read on this topic was to create a "kudos" folder in your email. Whenever you get an acknowledgment of your excellent contributions, copy that email into this folder — you'll have a record of what your contributions were for the year, and what's even better is that the praise doesn't come directly from your mouth. (Also very helpful in offices that use 360 degree reviews — it's a good reminder of who might offer you a favorable review from the past year.)
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