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Performance reviews can be really stressful.
person 1: here’s the self assessment form to fill out!
person 2 (thought bubble): AWESOME PLAN: procrastinate for 2 weeks and then do it at the last minute in a panic!
Here’s what I’ve been doing for the last year or so, which has helped! About a month before performance review season comes around, I’ll compile a HUGE DOCUMENT with: - every project I did in the last year - the project’s goals & results - cool graphs/metrics that show it was a success - what my contributions to the project were - people I’ve mentored (eg an intern!) - project plans & documentation I’ve written and send it to my manager.
My manager’s reaction: THANK YOU! Having all this information makes it really easy for me to explain why your work is so great!