The performance review. It’s one of those mile markers of the work year – like open enrollment or Girl Scout cookie time. Anticipation of an upcoming evaluation can be stress-inducing. It can be difficult to sit there as your work record is picked apart. And, especially in this economy, any shortcoming is a potential strike against you if downsizing should come around. But a performance review also can be a great opportunity to strengthen your position and shape your role within a company – if you take the time to prepare.
April 15, 2013