I had my annual appraisal yesterday, which lots of extremely helpful people gave some great advice for. I planned what I wanted to say, and managed to do so. I went through the job description for the promotion I want and thought of evidence to support my position.
It went quite well – my work exceeds expectations, all my project managers and clients love me, etc – but I didn’t push hard for a promotion in April because my boss’ input has already been given on those (my appraisal was postponed twice). My boss said that there’s one thing that I need to do to be certain of gaining promotion and that’s to take on some financial responsibility. It’s something I have just started doing, but you need to show that you can do it over a prolonged period of time.
It’s a bit frustrating because I feel sure that if I was external, I’d get the job at the promoted level, rather than the one I’m currently on. We get a write up of our appraisals for review before they’re issued, so my plan is to pin this promotion down on that. My current thinking is that if I do what is required by August/September, and still don’t get promoted, I really need to start looking for a new job – I don’t want to hang around undervalued and underpaid.
Anyway, I’d like to give a big thanks to:
- Mrs. Micah (I wore my best work suit and lipgloss and it made me feel more confident)
- Chief Family Officer
I think all your suggestions were extremely helpful and I really am grateful for everyone’s support.
- how can I persuade my boss to promote me?
- how should I cure my dissatisfaction?
- financial goals, and living your life anyway