Go into your next performance evaluation prepared to wow.
Performance evaluations can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you’re unsure how you fared over the past year. However, when done right, your review can be a valuable tool for receiving constructive feedback and taking your career to the next level. [TWEET]
As a career-driven professional, it’s up to you to make the most of this evaluation. Here are some tips to help you optimize your review and enter the New Year on the right foot.
Familiarize yourself with the process.
Check with your boss or human resources to find out if anything’s changed about the process since last year. If you’re new to the company, look on Glassdoor and speak to your HR department and colleagues to learn how the company conducts their evaluations and what is expected of you.
Perform a self-assessment.
Set aside time to honestly evaluate your performance for the past year. Which goals did you meet, exceed or fall a little short on? Even the top performers have room for improvement. What areas would you like to improve in the coming year?