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How to Make the Most Out of a Positive Performance Review (Got Perks?)

If you’re getting stellar feedback on your performance during your year-end review, congratulations! Aside from basking in the glow of a job well done, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Jodi Glickman, president of Great on the Job, Inc. told The New York Post to own it. “It’s okay to say, ‘I’m proud of my performance.’ Then ask, ‘What’s next?’” She advises being proactive and leveraging the opportunity to state something such as, “Here are three ideas for taking my game up next year.”

Although you’re owning it, remember you don’t own everything. Cynthia Shapiro, author of Corporate Confidential, says it’s not the most appropriate time to ask for a raise.  “You don’t want to be just another voice in a crowd of people who want more money.” Read more

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How to Handle Negative Feedback During Annual Performance Reviews

As year-end rolls around, no matter when your fiscal year occurs, you know it equates to one thing: Feedback!

Well, if the review is not so sunny and bright, there are a few pointers to keep in mind as per The New York Post.

For starters, keep your cool. Jodi Glickman, author of Great on the Job explains, “If you can’t keep your composure, say that it’s not what you expected, that you’re disappointed and excuse yourself.” You can always continue the conversation later on when you’re less emotional.

Once reality sinks in, Dan Schawbel recommends taking stock if it isn’t your first negative review with this company. The author of the forthcoming book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success, tells the newspaper, “But don’t quit until the new job is in hand.”  Read more

How to Tactfully Halt Giving Free Advice to Your Friends & Their Friends, Too

When we read this piece on Fortune about whether or not you should charge your friends for advice, we nodded in collective agreement.

Let’s say you’re a blogger. Chances are a friend or a friend of a friend has reached out to pick your brain about how to blog, how to use SEO, how to get hits on your own site. Or maybe you’re a graphic designer, perhaps someone in your inner circle has asked about redesigning your own site. We get it, that’s part of being a friend and knowing who to go to for what and having a casual conversation.

What happens when your friends cross the line? Granted, you may ask them for advice  depending on their expertise so it’s a give or take and that technically comes along with territory of being a friend but seriously, what happens when it gets out of hand?   Read more