With September being half way through the financial year for organisations it is most likely that at some point soon you will have a mid-year review with your manager. If you don’ have anything in the diary or your Executive hasn’t mentioned getting together for a review I would highly recommend you do something about it. Mid year reviews are an important element of your career development. After 6 months you can check how you are progressing through your objectives, and goals and make any necessary changes.
A few years ago I wrote a detailed blog on mid year reviews which I want to pull out of the archives again today. Although it dates back to 2014 it is still relevant today. Have a good read and then come back to this blog because I have pulled together a few more relevant articles that will help you plan and smash your mid year review!
Be professional and proactive about managing your career. It is no one else’s responsibility so if you’re not doing it, then here’s the reality check, your career isn’t being managed!
Ask: “Are there specific skills you’d like to see me grow?” “What do you see as the next steps in my career growth?”
Doing a personal mid-year review can help us stay conscious of our life balance. It also helps keep us on track with any personal goals or projects we want to focus on between now and the end of the year.
Feedback is the interaction that enables employees to learn from recent experiences (positive or negative) for the purpose of improving performance and building capabilities.