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A date in the diary that can cause trepidation is your annual review at work. People vying for promotions, looking at their targets, reflecting on their work. But do not be daunted, this is an opportunity to impress your manager and push for more at your workplace.

If you have yours coming up, check out the advice of Mark Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. On his website, he provides tips on how to ace your annual review.

The trick is to make a record of all your progress and efforts. Spend some time at the end of each month jotting down everything you have done, so you have specifics to hand when the time comes to review your work.

"Did you work late for two weeks straight to hit a deadline? Note that. Three of the nights did you work past 10pm? Write that down. When you spent a lot of time helping co-workers with a project that wasn’t your job, but you knew they were behind schedule? Make a note. Who did you help? How did you help them and what was the result? How much effort did you contribute?" the article reads.

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