A friend told me on Friday about the time when she had an appraisal at work that didn’t go so well. To counteract all the undeserved negativity that resulted, she decided to write about why she deserved a good review and told me that, although it is extremely hard to do, writing 2.5 pages on how great you are is a fantastic feeling and something that everyone should at least try to do. A bit like a spring clean for the mind, focusing only on positive things for a while is bound to do some good so I thought I’d try it and start with something small like a paragraph of a blog post.
However, this really isn’t going to be as easy as I first thought. Right now, all I can think of is two words – friendly and caring – and nothing else springs to mind at all. I really can’t think of anything to say about myself! I suppose it’s a bit like going for an internal job interview as, because I feel you all know me, I reckon you’d see straight away if I was lying or using a bit of marketing speak to make myself sound better. Self promotion has always been a tricky thing for us Brits to do, so any tips on how to manage it effectively would be very much appreciated. How do you write about yourself? What are good things to consider and what sort of language do you use to make it sound sincere? I haven’t even managed to revise my Twitter bio lately, so I think I think I really do need some help with this!