Protect your job—or set yourself up for a promotion—by communicating your quantifiable on-the-job results at a moment’s notice.
Warm up with this exercise:
1. What were things like when you started your job and how have they improved since you’ve been there?
2. What did your boss say she wanted you to achieve when you first started? Did you meet those objectives? How does she measure your performance?
3. What have you managed to achieve, despite setbacks?
For example, have you developed new partnerships, eliminated unnecessary processes or automated a task? As a result, did you reduce costs, increase service levels, achieve better quality or boost productivity?
— Adapted from Blind Spots, Alexandra Levit.