Reviewing at the year end is almost always synonymous to career growth. Read about how you can make an end-of-the-year review that sums up the work you have undertaken.

Year End Reviews At Work

It’s the end of the financial term and you are probably wondering what you’ve done so far with regard to your work. Some business individuals might look back and think that they have not had such a good year. But, when you put them down on paper, the year might not seem so bad at all. If you have reached the end of the financial year and haven’t made a report yet, then you must get down to doing it with these tips! Year end analyses are generally done with the idea of getting a raise from your manager but the main idea behind these is for you to realise how much you have achieved during that year. If you don’t have this personal assessment at year end then recollecting your achievements at the time of appraisal might just get really tricky. Doing an annual review is like getting a report card from school, where the results matter a lot and tell you how you have fared and where is still scope for improvement. These reviews can be career altering at times and that is one of the major reasons why they are quite feared. But fear is not the way to go here — as fearful as they may be, these reviews can guarantee success like no other. All you need to do is exploit these reviews to your advantage. How? Read on for tips in the next section!
Annual Review At Work 
  • One of the easiest ways to handle performance reports for a whole year is write down comments on your progress every month. Most companies have a specific date before which the reviews must be submitted. Make a mental note of this time. Some reviews might even be verbal! In this case, you have to be prepared with what you have carried out during the year.
  • A year end review is not only meant for your boss’s gain but also yours. By making an annual flowchart of your work, you get the opportunity of identifying your shortcomings and a chance to learn from your mistakes. Drawing lessons and correcting the wrongs always make a right! So, in the current year review you must include the fact that you have moved on and handled things differently. This gives the reader a sense of appreciation towards you.
  • What you can do next is highlight all the achievements. This is like saying, be your own mother and talk about all the good things you have done. They say self-praise is donkey praise, but there is no harm in being the donkey — especially when your career depends upon it! Singing praises to your boss is allowed once a year. But make sure you’ve presented the case well and included job duties, personal contributions, etc along with the names of people who helped you achieve everything.
  • Go above and beyond the past year and talk/write about the future plans that you have for yourself and the company. Saying that you spent a majority of time in researching and exploring further options for the company, is actually saying a lot! The boss is going to be impressed with your proactive approach and your selflessness! Year end reviews are important for the development and growth of a company.
  • Depending on the kind of organization you are working for, acting like you’re well-informed is essential. Bring in statistics and figures regarding your success rates with respect to the company and also calculate how your efforts have paid off. If you don’t tell the manager about yourself, no one else will! Be sure to include any profitability that you have brought into the corporation.
  • After keeping all this in mind, make sure that you take enough and more time to compose this. Using professional language is important. Don’t try to be funny! It won’t be a laughing matter when your employer isn’t happy. Making questions and answering them in separate paragraphs are some of tricks that you can use. Time management and inclusion of all facts are the keys to a good review. Concentrate on smaller projects with higher success rates rather than bigger projects with a low hit.
Keep all these pointers in mind before you start composing your end of year review. But also remember that tooting your horn doesn’t mean going overboard with self-praise. Stay balanced and be happy.

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