“Pretend you are your mom. Assuming your mom is one of those braggy-competitive types, that is. If she’s not, then pretend your mom is braggy and competitive and then pretend that’s who you are. What would your mom say about you if she knew what you did at work. List every brag. Every award, every time you beat out your competitors, every time you received a pat on the back, every promotion, every raise, et cetera. This is a time to let go of all humility and write everything down.”
For parents and students alike, Suzanne Lucas explores this topic in the following article from Inc.