If your employer operates on the calendar year, the last quarter is when you finish this year’s goals, plan for next year, and complete your annual performance review. If you had a strong year, then you want to take advantage of review time to ask for what you want, need and deserve for next year. Part 2 of this series will focus on how to maximize a good performance year.
However, if you are not feeling confident about how this past year unfolded, you need to be ready for a difficult conversation in case you receive a bad performance review. Here are five common scenarios for why you might get a negative performance review and strategies for how to improve your situation: