NAVFIT98a and Brag Sheet for Your Navy Evaluations
Using Navfit98a can be difficult at times but I've always thought there is one thing more difficult than using Navfit98 - what to put in your Evals. For me, learning a program such as Navfit98a has been easier than remembering what I did throughout the year!
There is a quick and effective way to improve your Navy evals and I'd like to share this with you. You don't even need Navfit98a to do this but you can use Navfit if you wish. All you have to do is start a word document or Navfit98 file and save it.
Throughout the year, as you do things of significance, write it in your brag sheet or Navit98. Include the date and description of what you did. I usually name the file "brag sheet 2007" or "brag sheet 2008". Get the picture? When it's time to turn in your brag sheet or Navfit98a "rough draft" you will have had everything written throughout the year. That's when its time to really use Navfit98, when you've had all your info documented throughout the year.
If you're forgetful like me, you'll be amazed at how much you've accomplished over the year and what you can put in your Navfit98 file! Were you praised for a certain task? Well write it down and include the name of the person who gave you the accolades. Your eval won't say "Chief said I'm a good worker." It will most likely state "Ability to accomplish required task within specified period." But the point is, what you wrote in your brag sheet many months ago will remind that very Chief and yourself of that accomplishment so long ago!
Here's another point to consider. Turning in a printed brag sheet or Navfit98 rough draft full of details will impress your supervisor or Chief. This will show that you care about your professional development. Watch that grammar though! Turning in a carefully drafted sheet will show your writing skills as proof of your ability to communicate on paper. If you compare someone who has turned in a poorly hand written brag sheet with someone who has turned in a detailed sheet or Navfit98a file then who is the Chief or supervisor going to be impressed with? Hey, if you turn in a Navfit98a file on disk, make sure you've run a virus scan and please backup that Navfit98a file!
If your writing skills aren't up to snuff then it's time to visit your base Navy College Learning Center. Many Naval installations offer basic skills courses and its free. You can also visit the Navy College Center Online and take a course on the internet. Once you've taken a course don't forget to include it in your evals! Oh, and make sure it gets put in your military records. Getting the picture now?
So the main point is whether you are turning in a brag sheet or using Navfit98a to write your draft, maintaining a record of what you've done will make for more impressive Evals and will make it a lot easier when you use Navit98 to do your evals. As a side note, you can use the Navfit software instead of a document file, that way you can learn how to use Navfit98a throughout the year.
Navfit 98 and Brag Sheet
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