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It is best not to rush through writing up a summary of your year. Your employer will ideally let you know what the performance reviews are used for and the effect they could have on your career.
Year-end evaluations can be a way to get your boss up to speed on what they may have missed, but they can also be used as part of the compensation cycle. Therefore, you have to be strategic about what you advocate for.
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Using the pandemic as an excuse for not performing your job in the best way is not going to put you in the best light.
Vague statements include being a good co-worker, well-organised or a good communicator.
It's difficult to remember in December what you worked on in February.
Leaving out areas for improvement could be a missed opportunity to make the evaluation a pitch to your boss about what skills you would like to learn or ideas you want to explore.
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