Get More Out of Your Performance Review

Performance reviews can be a stressful time at work between the self evaluations and the short window in which everyone in your department review is conducted. This time of year is known for being a tense time of competition and self reflection.

Before you go into your performance review spend time reflecting on your contributions to the organization over the past 12 months or since the beginning of your employment if it is less than 12 months.

Factors to consider during your reflection or how many projects you worked at one.

  • The milestones that you contributed to

  • The results of the projects that you’ve worked on

  • The lesson Juilliard and any feedback that you received positive or negative and what you’ve done to ensure that you’re performing at the highest level

  • Any community involvement that positively reflects upon the organization

  • Also consider areas in which you’ve gone above and beyond and any kudos that you have received whether it be from clients internal partners external partners peers or senior management at your company

Keep in mind that your supervisor is busy with their own job duties as well as managing others so they may not remember every time you’ve done something great. During your performance review bring up the praise of you received for going above and beyond your job. It is also a good time to remember that you don’t get rewarded for doing what you’re hiring to do. You have to show that you’re willing to take initiative to get things done to reach company goals. Based on the personality of your supervisor you may decide to put together a PowerPoint presentation or info graphic or spreadsheet to showcase your contributions to the organization.

This is your time showcase how you add value to the organization.