Annual Review That Actually Advances Your Career – Episode 42
Do you want to move up within your company or organization? Do you fear your career development is stagnant? Are your goals aligned with your boss’ goals, or do they differ? These are common midcareer concerns.
If you have big growth goals but zero explicit plans to make them happen, today’s your day to turn it around. Most people dread their annual reviews because they don’t know what to discuss – or how to discuss – what they really should be addressing with their boss. In fact, many people don’t even realize that they can use the opportunity to take some control. Sounds appealing? This episode is for you.
In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
• Four things you should discuss with your boss to help you advance thoughtfully
• Where to find additional (and deliberate!) growth opportunities
• How to approach “succession planning” – not just for royalty!
Today we’re going to be talking about your annual review and how to actually leverage this time for your own benefit (instead of sweating the evaluation and feedback that makes so many people really nervous). This topic came directly from the listener question, as usual. Mitch writes, “Thank you so much for Episode 29 about how to get the best results using recruiters [we were talking about nonclinical career transitions, among other things]. But what about if you want to move up within your (current) company or organization?” So, in this episode we’re going to cover some strategies to plot your career growth in a deliberate way that accelerates your advancement, whether that’s within your own organization or a new one.
Listen in to hear four topics you should discuss with your boss during your annual (quarterly, or monthly) review. I’m sharing how to navigate having a transparent discussion about compensation, long-term goals, and gaining a deeper understanding of your company’s succession plans (or lack thereof).