Anyone got any good tips for annual job reviews? Any tips for ways to structure setting of new objectives?
One of the best things i did in the last year has keep a rough record of my day to day tasks. Has been handy for answering questions about what i contributed in the last year or any innovations i've contributed...
I attended a seminar and the instructor suggested keeping a Proof of Work binder which I have found to be very helpful. The binder is divided into three sections, Ideas, Successes and Samples of Work. I try to update it on a daily basis but it usually ends up being a weekly thing. I have used this binder for my annual performance reviews to illustrate the things I have accomplished over the course of the past year. It also comes in handy when looking for a new job because then you have concete stuff to show prospective employers. I have even added a new section, Resume and References.
Hope this gives you some ideas. Best of luck with your review!
That which we persist in doing becomes easier - not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.
Yeah that folder is faiurly similar to spreadsheet record i keep - usually update every 1-3 days. I don't go into huge detail but maybe should expand on the innovations & solutions when/if adding them.
Took me almost a year from when friend suggested i keep the yearly record to when i actually started it too.
Besides looking good that i could provide a brief list of work undertaken/achievements probably will make little difference for review as 'times are hard' 'n all.
Another set of records to keep in a binder or file of all of your status reports.
My status reports usually consist of the following sections for each project in process.
<LI>Accomplished this period
<LI>Planned by not completed
<LI>Planned for next period
<LI>Issues and suggested resolutions
Whenever I've prepared for a review I've gone over these things and can extrapolate the following;
<LI> New items learned
<LI> Areas needing improvement
<LI> Career Development plan/ideas
Jean James, CSTE
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