Ace Your Next Review

6 Steps to Exceeding Performance Expectations

6. Solicit ongoing feedback

Have an open dialogue with your boss throughout the year so you have a better sense of where you stand and how your progress is being perceived. This can take place in brief, informal discussions – no need to carve out too much time for this. Taking time to check in, however, shows your boss that you are interested in performing well and are working hard toward achieving established goals.

Remember that the goal setting and performance review process is an opportunity to take a proactive role in managing your career and demonstrating your value as an employee. Hard work will likely play a role, but if you are armed with an effective plan with clear, agreed-upon objectives, you are on the path to exceeding your goals.