It’s that time of the year again. No, it’s not Christmas, it’s performance review time at your job. A performance review is where you have a one-on-one meeting with your boss and you’ll discuss your performance throughout the year.
During a performance review, the aim is to be open with each other about where you are in your career and where you see the future of your role in the company. So, let’s take a look at the 9 things you should tell your boss at your next performance review.
Your Happiness At Your Job
The performance review is the perfect opportunity to let your boss know if you’re happy at your current job or if you’re not fulfilled. Being a happy employee leads to overall positive self-growth and the growth of the company.
What You’d Like To Work On
Even if you absolutely love what you’re currently working on there are always things you wished you could work on. So, let your boss know about anything you might be willing to get your hands dirty with. Chances are they’ll be open to letting you work on stuff you’re capable of doing.
Your Future At The Company
When you talk to your boss about your future at the company, talk about your big picture plan at the business. Talk about how you see yourself progressing to where you want to be. Also, talk about your views of the overall projection of the business and how you see yourself in this projection.
How You’ll Grow With The Company
Talk to your boss about how you’re sharpening your skillsets and getting yourself ready for your future at the company. Talk about projects you’ve worked on and how you’ve achieved success doing these.
What You Need To Do Your Best Work
Business owners and managers love feedback on how they can improve their employees working conditions. Providing suitable and productive working conditions is key for the growth of any business, so giving your employer pointers on this will score you points.
Advances In Technology Which Will Help Your Role And The Company
As an employee, your managers expect you to keep up with the advances in technology and it’s a perfect time to talk about how new technology is changing the way people do business, especially related to your job function. It is essential that your company stays up-to-date with new technology, so your boss will be more than open to hearing your thoughts on this.
What You’ll Like Your Boss To Stop Doing
This is the tricky one because most people won’t want to be open about what they wished their boss would stop doing with their boss. However, the performance review is the best time to do so. If your boss is open to constructive criticism, he or she will be open to your opinions and take them seriously. Nobody is perfect, and they have to understand this.
How To Fix Problems At Work
Let’s face the facts, no job is perfect. There are always going to be issues when it comes to working. It’s important to highlight these issues at your performance review with your boss but you should also have some solutions ready for them also. Be ready and impress your boss so he will set your standards high and your progression through the company at a faster pace than your peers.
How Are You A Contributor To Your Company
At the end of the day, your boss wants to know how you’re contributing to the overall success of the organization. During the performance review express your contribution and make sure he or she understands how important you are to the organization.
These Tips Will Help You and Your Career
Follow these helpful tips carefully when in your next performance review and you’ll make a lasting impression on your boss and your organization. Remember, this review is an open dialogue between the both of you so don’t hold back. Be open and communicative with them, let them know you’re motivated and also let them know about any problems that may be hindering your growth.
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