One of the most important housekeeping tasks that executives have a tendency to ignore is creating a personal backup of professional achievements. By this I mean the Tier 1 and Tier 2 achievements that show how you have made the organization better.
Many times our clients struggle to come up with hard data for their resume because they neglected their personal information file cabinet. Very often separation is sudden and there is NO chance to look at past strategic plans, or board reports for the numbers or percentages.
Even if a report is confidential to the system you should be writing down your accomplishments somewhere to make sure you have access to your information in the future.
Create and keep an updated list of contact information for superiors, peers and subordinates for every job in the last ten years.
Don’t let another year go by without making sure you have access to your ever increasing list of accomplishments.