Canadians may be less apt to brag about professional achievements than our American counterparts, but modesty could be holding us back from getting the job.
According to LinkedIn’s @Work study -- which explores generational, cultural, and industry-specific changes in workplaces around the world – 29 per cent of Canadians say they’re proud to talk about professional achievements compared to 40 per cent of Americans.
In fact, over half of Canadians surveyed say they feel like they’re bragging when they talk about their achievements, with 55 per cent adding that they’d rather talk about their colleagues achievements than their own.
But knowing how to talk about your achievements without feeling like you’re boasting is key, whether you’re interviewing for a new job or reviewing your performance with the boss, says Eileen Chadnick, an executive coach and founder of Big Cheese Coaching.
“Your track record and accomplishments are testaments to what you can do going forward,” she says.?
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