3 Simple Tips for Acing Your Year-End Review
It’s that time of year again and I don’t mean for the Starbucks holiday cups either: it’s time for everyone’s year-end review! So put on your best blazer and take a good long look at yourself and your Outlook folder and online portfolio of achievements and accomplishments. That’s what year-end reviews are all about: examining your strengths and weaknesses as an employee and working with your higher-up on how to improve upon both for the coming year.
Here are three tips to ensure you get the most out of your year-end review:
You want to learn all you can about yourself while still presenting yourself in a positive and truthful light. Write up some notes on what you accomplished and what you’d like to expand on in the next year as your pointers for discussion.
As much as you’re going to be talking about yourself and your performance in this meeting, it’s important to carefully listen to what your manager has to say in terms of suggestions as well. Take notes if you’d like, but be sure that everything said really resonates and affects you.
It can be strange to talk about yourself and how you think you’ve been doing, especially if this is your first year-end review, but don’t sell yourself short. If you’ve been working hard throughout the year, then be proud of that work and stick up for the decisions that you’ve made.
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