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How to Learn from a Yearly Performance Review at Work

Watch more Business Communication videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Follow these steps to learn from your yearly performance review at work. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Prepare in advance Prepare for the review in advance. Take notes on your achievements during the year and jot down compliments from your manager or customers that set you apart from your colleagues. Tip If there are issues or topics you would like to discuss in the review that you do not believe your boss will cover, give him a list in advance so he can prepare. Step 2: Learn the reason for the review Learn your company's reason for giving reviews. Knowing what to expect will help ease any jitters you may have. Step 3: Smile Smile -- it will help you relax and encourage your boss to stay positive. Step 4: Voice your expectations Voice your opinions and expectations. If you feel you deserve a raise or a promotion, ask for one. Step 5: Keep an open mind Keep an open mind. Do not take negative comments too personally. This is your opportunity to see how other perceive you and work. Tip Separate your boss' emotions from the criticism they offer to learn from their suggestions. Step 6: Keep calm Keep calm -- don't respond with feelings of anger. Wait to address any issues that spark a nerve. Prepare your case to defend against negative comments with examples of ways you overcame the issues and learned from the situation. Step 7: Follow up Arrange a follow-up meeting with your boss to conclude any open-ended issues. Show your boss you care about the company and your position in it. Did You Know? Studies as recent as 2010 have shown that praise and compensation that immediately follow an accomplishment, rather than yearly bonuses tied to a review, more effectively stimulate enthusiasm.
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