Myth 1: My input is ignored during the performance review process.
Fact: Eighty-three percent of employers surveyed stated that employee input is used in the performance review process.
input to a performance review carries more value than you may realize.
This is your opportunity to highlight your achievements and professional
development over the review period. By not taking the performance
review process seriously or not investing enough time in self reviews,
you may be sending the message to your employer that you don't value the
process or understand its impact. This is the appropriate time for you
to document what you have done for your employer since your last review,
and to promote how you are delivering value to the company.
Keep a journal documenting your key achievements on a weekly or even
daily basis so you can easily reference your accomplishments over the
entire performance review period. Being able to show measurable results
will help you to make a case for advancement and will show your boss
that you care about your professional development.