Need a raise? Here’s the #1 secret to getting a promotion in 2017

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Need a raise? Here’s the #1 secret to getting a promotion in 2017
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If you haven’t gotten a raise or promotion in a while, here’s a simple trick that may help!

According to an article in The Daily Muse, a woman got two promotions and three raises in just 18 short months! What’s her secret? She tracks her performance on a weekly basis.

How to get a promotion or raise in 2017

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It seems so basic, but the woman sits down every Friday for about 10 to 15 minutes and writes down things she was proud of during that week.

Some people use LinkedIn to publicly share their success, but a private notebook is perfectly fine.

The whole point is to have specific examples to provide your boss during a performance evaluation or salary review. If you don’t keep a journal, you may forget about some of the great things you’ve done!

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According to Idealist Careers, if you aren’t quite sure where to start, just remember the Challenge-Action-Result formula:

  • What challenge needed to be resolved?
  • Were there obstacles along the way?
  • What did you do to resolve the challenge?
  • What happened as a result of your actions?

Keeping a list of your accomplishments will also come in handy if you’re looking for a job and need to list them on an updated resume. Here are 12 steps to a better resume in 2017. 

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Mike Timmermann About the author:
Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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