Why You Should Maintain A Career Record

September 5, 2007 at 1:53 am 1 comment

It is important to maintain not only an updated résumé but also an updated career record. A Career Record differs from a Career Portfolio in that it is for your eyes only. A career record is written continuously and reviewed quarterly – think of it as a diary of your progress and your success in the world of work.  

Its purposes are:  

(1)            to help you recognise and celebrate your career victories (i.e., your achievements at work) and  

(2)   to determine if your career is in good shape or in need of an overhaul.

In other words, a career record is written for YOU and describes what you have done for yourself.  Keeping a career record is a fulfilling and self-motivating experience. It enables you to pat yourself on the back regularly (or give yourself a pep talk if that seems necessary) and set your sights on new goals at work that will lead you to additional career victories.

Here’s to writing powerful resumes.

Beverley Neil 

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  • 1. Melanie Borowczyk  |  September 5, 2007 at 8:47 am

    I never thought about doing this for MY benefit. You are so right! It’s a great way to monitor progress, evaluate areas in need of attention and set new goals.

    Nice blog by the way!

    To your success,


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