Track Your Progress Easily
You’re probably thinking either I’m not in my career yet, or isn’t it pretty simple to track my progress? Even if you’re still in high school or in college you can track your progress, and if you are already in your career this could get you a promotion. Here’s why and how to track your progress.
Why To Track Your Progress:
See how your responsibilities have increased:On the first day of any job ( you’re given a set amount of responsibilities. If you’re a great employee however, your responsibilities should increase as your employer trusts you more. This is a great way to help leverage the following:
-A promotion: By showing how much you’ve grown, you’re able to demonstrate your ability to handle more responsibility, and maybe show that you’re already doing the job that you want.
-A raise: The same principal applies here as it does for a promotion. Being able to show your boss what you’ve done and are doing will help you make a case for a raise with your promotion.
-A better resume/ LinkedIN: If you keep track of what you’re doing, it’s going to be so much easier to update these two things. You’ll have a comprehensive list of all the tasks that you’ve accomplished.
How to Track Your Progress:
- Start an Excel spread sheet like this:
- You can change this as much as you want, this is just a starting point!
- Numbers are really helpful, whether its how many clients, how many projects or even the percentage of business you handled.
- Be as detailed as possible without being too lengthy.
2. Schedule time every month, quarter or after a big project and do a brain dump of everything you did.
- Everything, even administrative tasks and delegated tasks. This way you’re able to show your management skills
- Keep track of soft skill situation, great use for future interviews.
3. Save on your computer at work and home.
- Why both? One it’s helpful for your boss to know what you do. It’s not a bad thing because this can help with your position and help your company know what you’re doing.
- Also save it at home so that you’re able to use it for yourself.
Hopefully you were convinced enough to start this. It’s one of those projects that you don’t think about until you need it, so I hope you think about it now! It’s perfect for college students, just add your clubs and projects you work on. If you are ever in a group project, take that down! It’s the most helpful when you least expect it.
Do you track your progress? How?