Collect your achievements

"What was the most difficult problem you have solved?"

"What have you worked on that you're most proud of?"

These are two of the most common questions I've encountered in interviews. After hearing them the first time, I went back and tried to retrace every single project I'd worked on in order to prepare for the next time.

In the process, I realised that I'm creating a list of my achievements, albeit professional ones. It is a list of impacts I've made in my work for the past 10 years. It is a list that I can look at and reflect on my worth. It is a list that needs to keep growing.

From now on, I'll be collecting my achievements. I'll be collecting my achievements not just so I can tell people "Hey, I've done these.". But I'll be collecting them so I can ask myself "Hey, you've done these. Now what will you do next?".