By | Alyse Kalish | www.themuse.com
You’ve waited months for this moment—the chance to prove your worth to your boss and get a leg up in your career.
Let me break it to you: You won’t get what you want if you don’t prepare properly. In fact, your review will only go well if you get organized and collect all your information before the talk.
So, with that in mind, here’s what you need to do the night of your next performance review to put yourself in a great position for a productive conversation that’ll get you ahead in your career and get you on your boss’ good side:
1. Learn How to Respond to Feedback
You know not to yell (right?). But do you know there are ways to respond to negative feedback that actually make you look good?
You’re going to want to pay attention to the following because it’s possible you’ll receive some not-so-great feedback. And even if you’ve been doing fabulous work, it’s almost guaranteed you’re going to receive some form of constructive criticism (no one’s perfect, after all).
And, says Muse Writer Rich Moy, avoid blurting out things like “I didn’t realize that was wrong” or “It won’t happen again!” (Here’s what you should prepare to say instead.)