Powerful questions help to prepare you for what’s next.

As the final step in your review of last year’s performance, assess how you were able to enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities. Keep a list of classes and conferences that you attended. Update any certifications (or progress in achieving a certification). Don’t forget abilities, those “soft skills” (ie; leadership abilities, emotional intelligence, etc.) that are more difficult to measure but can make a big impact.

Remember to find a safe place to keep your information and update it regularly. This will make preparing for a performance review, updating your resume, or asking for promotion much easier.