Take Control of Your Performance Review - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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Usually, the idea is that the employer has all the power when it comes to a performance review. It’s sometimes seen as that doomed time of year where you hear whether you did good enough to get a raise or promotion — if there’s even any room to give either.

But, don’t fret. There are ways to prepare and be confident once the time for reviews comes around. Brazen Careerist offers tips on how to face it with ease:

1. Research beforehand: The worst thing you can do at your performance review is to be unprepared. If you are, you’re lost.

Instead, research and brainstorm:

  • New ideas to implement for your position.
  • Steps that could improve the department as a whole.
  • Everyone’s favorite: SALARY. (How much should you be making? Use these sites to figure that out.)

You could focus on just one or all three of these areas, whichever you’re most passionate about. The important thing is that you show the boss you’re ready.

Read more at Brazen Careerist…

Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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