How to Prepare for the Midyear Review
A few tips on how to prepare for the Midyear Review, why it is important and specific job conservation tips.
Rhiannon Ally: Let’s talk about money, just when you thought you survive your annual performance review, it’s already time for the mid year review. Now the big question is, should you focus on talking about your achievements or should you concentrate on covering how you will meet your goals for the reminder of the year. Will Better’s Finance and Career Expert Maribel Aber is here to tackle some of those top questions. Hi! Maribel. Maribel Aber: Hi! Rhiannon Ally: Hard to believe we are already half through the year. Maribel Aber: Can you believe it, it feels like you were just like Christmas and holidays and boom! Rhiannon Ally: Now it’s almost summer and a lot company is getting right to do this mid year reviews. And I literally just going to email yesterday and saying mine was do. Maribel Aber: See? But your company does to the six months some jump so my suggestion is if you don’t have a six months sort of mid year review go make and appointment with manager right now. Because you might be thinking that you’re heading you know the bowl or there cover off to buy. And one of my manager say that be might not think of this skills. So you want to make sure in the same page. Rhiannon Ally: Right, so if you do have a review coming up, how should you prepare for htat? Maribel Aber: Well you should definitely get all the things that you put away, your annual review, your goals and get all those things together and start putting it piece by piece and you know it’s really important as I call the wake up call. You could be slept at the wheel and it’s easy you come into work and— Rhiannon Ally: Coming and skip through. Maribel Aber: Skip through but people are watching and I don’t mean this is your boss but like you know your peers or the people in different departments and you know it’s really hard to get the job these days and it’s very competitive. And employers know that hey you know I can hire body else down the street but the good thing going for you is that you don’t have a ramped at period, you know. Rhiannon Ally: So what if you’re doing your best, what other factors really go into you know your boss think you do a great job. Maribel Aber: Well it may not be your fault, you do think you’re doing your bet and you may not be making your meeting your goals right. So the first thing is allow the people don’t notice that four years creates stretch goals for you and the stretch goals maybe either a little difficult or virtually impossible and reason when they do that is because I want to get you out of your comfort zone and if you achieve those things then things attached to them will be like accelerated bonuses or other things like that. But sometimes it’s not your fault because you are on the team project you know if you’re working the partner in another department and they’re not contributing so you can’t meet that goal. Well what will you do is this is the perfect time to sit down and talk to your boss and say, hey look you know this is what’s going on and this is why we’re not meeting the goal. Can we modify it? Could we change maybe the deadline that kind of thing. Rhiannon Ally: So this is not the time to be shy. Maribel Aber: No, this is absolutely not the time to be shy you don’t want to be a wild flower. You want it make it very clear that I am the right person for this job, I’m committed to the job and pull out your credos folder if you don’t have one and if you don’t know what that is get one make sure you save all your emails from clients and other people and another wise thing is to think about doing a 360 review and sometimes it’s not monitoring companies but if you can put together a little you know questionnaire about how your doing pass it around to your peers and even people that may not be in your group but you work closely with, it gives a boss to that 360 of how you’re doing. Rhiannon Ally: Okay, quickly the sums of all that effort should people do right now if they’re preparing. Right now pull out those goals and be pro-active in calling that boss and making appointment and bring all the ammunitions to approve why you are important and how you an get there and make an open dialogue it’s doesn’t have to be scared. Maribel Aber: That means I have to call my boss today. If you have questions for Maribel you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.