How to Make the Most of a Performance Review

How to Make the Most of a Performance Review
From Recruiter - December 29, 2016

Do you wish you were making more money? Do you feel frustrated that you havent received the promotion youve been waiting for?

Well, nows the time to make a case for yourselfwhen your annual employee performance evaluation is coming up.

One of the biggest mistakes people make at work is not taking performance reviews seriously enough. Many of us see them as yet another item we have to check off our to-do lists by a certain date. With so much else on our plates,we often rush through the process. Theres just toomuch going on to waste time on this silly administrative task!

The fact is, however, thatthis silly task plays a big role in your future salary. It also helps your manager decide whether or not to give you the promotion youve been dreaming of. Despite how we may feel about them, performance evaluations deserve as much time as, if not more than, any other project on ourdesks.

Youve Decided to Prioritize Your ReviewNow What?

When it comes down to it, the self-review portion of the process is where you have the best chance to positively affect your performance review.

The first thing you should know is that it helps to start early. A thorough review requires a lot of detail. You want to be sure you have enough time to put it all together.

When you complete your self-review, be sure not to give yourself lower ratings than you deserve in some misguided effort to be humble. Your scores should accurately reflect your work. If youve done an outstanding job, say so.


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