The older people among my readers will remember Susan Lucci from the daytime soap opera All My Children. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award nineteen times before she won an award. Susan and other people like her often said, “It is an honor just to be nominated.” Those words are true. When you are nominated for an award or considered for special recognition, it is an honor. Even if you do not win, it is an honor, something you should be proud of, something you should be happy to share with the world.
People often do not share their accomplishments, do not talk about all the good they have done, the awards and commendations they have received. They do not do it because they do not want to be overly prideful, to brag or to be conceited. These people do not recognize that it is okay to let their light shine, to let the world see their greatness. When you are looking for work, a contract or a freelance assignment that is the perfect time to shout out your accomplishments, awards and honors. Employers, clients and potential partners want to know that you are successful and that you have accomplished some good and wonderful thing.
Take time now to list your awards, honors and accomplishments. Make an actual list that you can refer to in your cover letter, emails, job interview or client meeting. Did you help your company save significant amounts of money? Add that to the list. Did you figure out a way of doing things in a better, more efficient manner? Add that to the list. Did a client tell you that you made her life better or inspired her? Add that to the list. Were you nominated for an award or recommendation? Add that to the list. Even if you did not win, it was an honor to be nominated. Employers, contractors and clients want to work with people who are successful and who can do good things. It is your responsibility, your job (pardon the pun) to bring your good qualities and superlative factors to the attention of those with whom you want to work.
At the same time, while it is an honor to be nominated, it is also an honor to win. So, please go to http://www.blackweblogawards.com/ and vote for this blog, Janeane’s World under the category, Best Business Blog.
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In conclusion, it is wonderful to announce nominations for awards when applying for jobs. So, the question for you this wonderful day is what award have you won that will help you get a job?
24 thoughts on “It Is An Honor to Be Nominated for a Black Weblog Award”
Yep! Susan Lucci … Oy! I think having your accolades written down, especially for a good resume really makes sense because it’s helpful to know your strengths this way.
Actually I do remember Susan Lucci too! She played Erica on one of my mom’s soaps back in the day! Congrats on your nomination.
That is wonderful news! Congratulations on your nomination, Janeane 🙂
Congratulations on your nomination! It’s always nice when the hard work you put into your passion is recognized!
I think it is nice to let the light shine, in a non-braggy way, of course. It helps others take an interest too. Everyone likes a winner! Congrats to you on the big nod!
Congratulations on your nomination! I think it is great that you include them, they are part of your success.
That is cool. Congrats to you!!!!
Wow good for you!! What an amazing achievement to be nominated! You really deserve it
Congrats to you! You definitely deserve it!
Toot your horn as loud as possible! You definitely deserve it.
Congrats to you. You have been working hard, and I am sure it is well deserved.
I agree that sometimes it is hard to talk about your accomplishments, it’s something that women often have a harder time with than men do. But it is so important to talk up our abilities. – Katy
COngrats to you and good luck. I have not written a resume in a long time. 🙂
Congrats! That is awesome. I agree that nomination is a BIG honor even if you don’t win. I have won an award as the most improved employee in one of my part time jobs and then promoted as a supervisor. Feels great to have those kind of achievements! 🙂
Wow! Congrats Janeane! That’s amazing.
Congrats on the nomination! You’ve earned it!
Janeane, solid point that I had never thought about… it absolutely makes sense to add your awards to a resume. They are accomplishments that deserve recognition! Congrats on your nomination!
I think readers like when you share awards. It makes them feel invested and that they’re part of your success. Congrats on your nomination!
I’m not a fan of listing awards for myself. I don’t think it’s bad, I just don’t like it for me.
Robin, it is a nice thing that you have so many awards that you can pick and choose which ones to showcase.
It is a good idea to list awards as it shows that you worked hard.
Sharing accolades is a great way to show off achievements, as long as it is done tastefully.
I leave awards off of my resume because I think it looks braggy. Maybe I put on one or two, but I don’t put on as many as I have won.
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