Plan for the Performance Discussion
Read the draft evaluation prior to the meeting and develop comments and questions.
Think about your activities and accomplishments as well as your career plans and overall job satisfaction – plan for the discussion. Use the performance discussion meeting to raise issues for discussion – let your supervisor know what you want to discuss or what questions you have in advance of the meeting. Your supervisor can help in some of these areas.
Prepare for the meeting by asking yourself some questions:
Did I meet the expectations of my position in the past year? Why or why not? How?
What are my key accomplishments and activities? How are they measurable or assessed?
Do I have evidence that is specific and objective?
What are my strengths and contributions?
What are my weaknesses and challenges?
What knowledge and skills do I need to acquire or enhance?
How do I want to grow in the coming year? What do I want to be doing next year?
What have I learned this year?
Are my goals for next year SMART goals? Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant/Results-Oriented and Time Bound/Sensitive?