Performance Reviews – S9to5 #2

Plan ahead for your performance review!  Find out if it is directly related to a merit increase (raise = more money).  You should keep track of your progress and communicate with your boss throughout the year so there are no surprises.

Positives

  • A great way to set goals
  • It is a tool to help you get promoted

Negatives

  • Career Counselor/Boss might not be “great”
  • Time consuming and tends to be viewed as a chore

Preparing for your Performance Review

  • Keep track of your “kudos”
  • Take credit for team accomplishments, within reason
  • Don’t blow off your self-assessment
    • Give yourself all meets or exceeds expectations
    • Give specific examples of accomplishments
  • Know the metrics you are evaluated against in advance
  • Be prepared to accept any opportunities for improvement without arguing.  You won’t change his/her mind – focus on how to improve the aspect of moving forward.
  • Use the Goals section to your advantage!

Links and Resources

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Performance Reviews – S9to5 #2
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