Performance evaluations can sound like a scary process to go through but luckily, they don’t have to be so here are some tips on how to best prepare for your performance evaluations:
- During your first or second week, make sure you have a clear understanding of how you will be evaluated; this can be discussed with your manager in your initial 1:1s. Having a clear understanding of your expectations will set you up for success!
- Feedback should never be a surprise to you, constantly seek feedback from peers and managers in your 1:1s so that when evaluations come, think of it as an official write-up of the feedback you have been receiving.
- Your manager and peers will not know your day-to-day accomplishments. So, make sure that you are discussing all of the amazing things you are working on or have done so that they are aware.
- When going through evaluations, you most likely will have to do a self-evaluation. Having a list of all of your accomplishments, responsibilities, and any challenges you faced and how you overcame them will help you with most self-evaluation prompts.