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Ace Your Annual Performance Review

How your boss rates your work determines pay, bonuses and even promotions.

If you work for someone, you most likely participate in an annual ritual called the performance review. This process is intended to be an opportunity for you and your boss to discuss your work performance and to set goals. It also serves as the basis for determining pay increases, bonuses and even promotions.

Don't think of a performance review as just another day at the office. In this meeting, the quality of your work and behavior will be dissected and rated. Expect to receive a numerical score, a letter grade or a descriptive rating such as “meets expectations.” Here's how to make the most of your next performance review.

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