How to have a Successful Performance ReviewBy Nathaniel Rottenberg on February 8, 2010 in How To...
If you want learn how to have a successful performance review, check out our performance review tips. Here’s a summary:
Be Prepared: It’s like the saying “Know thy enemy”. Maybe that’s a little dramatic, but you get the idea. Know what you’re facing so you can do everything in your power to ensure a successful outcome.
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The Response: Start by highlighting the areas that you’ve improved since your last performance review. Especially the skills that were previously identified as weaker. Use an example of a successful project you worked on to highlight how you’ve improved those skills. This shows that you’re tracking the areas you need to improve and actively working on them.
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The Negative Review: Don’t turn your review into a ‘boxing match’. If your manager gives you negative feedback, don’t get defensive. Acting defensively won’t change the outcome, and will only make you look worse. Being able to take criticism is an important aspect of business and life, and something that managers look for in future leaders.
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