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How to master your next performance review

Performance reviews are important for career progression as they often cover areas for improvement and opportunities for future growth. While these kinds of meetings can be anxiety-inducing, they are a valuable tool for professional development if approached with the right mindset. In this blog, we will provide you with some tips on how to master your next performance review.

Revisit your goals 

Having a clear understanding of the performance metrics you are working towards will help you feel confident going into the review as you know what to expect. If you’re not sure of these metrics, you can ask your manager or HR for a recap.

Be honest with yourself 

Before going into the meeting, it might be useful to write down the goals you have achieved as a reminder to yourself of all the great work you’ve done. Equally, it is productive to write down the goals you didn’t reach so you can identify areas for improvement. 

Be open-minded

Be open to constructive criticism and feedback. It’s important to remember that the review is not a personal attack, but an opportunity for growth and development. Listen carefully to what your manager has to say and take their feedback seriously.

Set goals

Use the review as an opportunity to set goals for the upcoming year. This can help you stay focused and motivated, and show your manager that you are committed to improving and growing.

Consider the tools and support you may need in place to help you meet these goals. In terms of professional development, be prepared for a candid discussion about your strengths and weaknesses with your manager. 

We wish you all the best of luck on your career journey, get in touch with our consultants on 0203 929 4000 today for further career advice and information on our current job opportunities. 

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