It’s that fun time of year in my office, time for annual reviews! If you’re anything like me the thought alone evokes a mix of fearful anxiety and emboldened hope. This is my one shot to learn what my boss really thinks of me and my work — for the next 12 months. Annual reviews are the closest things many of us get to report cards in the workplace.
As a Millennial in the workforce, I am expected to dress and play the part of a young professional. However, few people expect me to really know what I’m talking about, leaving me with two options: to play the clueless-yet-entitled part OR simply rise to the occasion. Even if it’s new, even if it’s uncomfortable, I have to fake it ‘til I make it (happen).