Preparing for the year ahead
- Make sure you go into your appraisal with a clear set of questions to gauge your performance and a proper list of objectives that you can discuss.
- This is your chance to find out what you've got to do to step up to the new level at work. Make sure you leave the room with a strategy for the next year.
- Ask for a written summary of the points discussed, so you can refer to it often and also to encourage your boss to be specific and unequivocal.