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Your Job Performance Appraisal

Making it a Career Boosting Experience

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This book is an invaluable aid, giving you confidence on how to handle daily matters and your career progression a positive boost.
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Want to give your career a boost? Can your job performance appraisal help? It surely will not if you do not know what you want to achieve from it. You cannot just wing it and it is simply too important to be left to chance. Appraisals represent a unique opportunity to check progress and, more importantly, to look to the future. Being prepared is the first step to making these meetings go well.

This quick and easy guide provides proven, down to earth advice on:

- Preparing for the meeting

- Knowing what to say, how to say it and what questions to ask

- Reacting to what you are told

- What follow up action to take.

This book is an invaluable aid: it can give your confidence, how you handle matters on the day and your career progression a positive boost.

Patrick Forsyth is a consultant, trainer and writer. He is the author of many successful business and career books (including in this series Your boss – sorted! and How to get a pay rise). He runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy.

  1. Introduction: a career boosting opportunity
  2. What’s the appraisal process all about?
    1. Why job appraisal?
    2. Assessing your position
    3. Considerations about rewards
    4. The link to employment legislation
    5. Additional factors
  3. The job/career opportunity
    1. Projecting the right image
    2. Consider your specific work plans
    3. Consider success criteria
    4. Development needs
    5. The link to career development
    6. Overall rewards
  4. Preparing for your appraisal meeting
    1. Information: the foundation of success
    2. Collecting the right information
    3. Take the initiative
    4. Coping with systems
    5. Scales of measurement
    6. Think ahead
  5. Your manner and conduct in the appraisal meeting
    1. First impressions last
    2. Listening
    3. The question of questions
    4. Your commentary
    5. The right reaction to criticism
    6. Targeted results
    7. Ratings
    8. Search for opportunities
    9. Action plans
    10. Keep calm
    11. Concluding the meeting
  6. After the meeting
    1. The appraisal cycle
    2. Completing the system element
    3. Link to your work system
  7. Summary: the future
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About the Author

Patrick Forsyth

PATRICK FORSYTH runs Touchstone Training & Consultancy, an independent firm based in the U.K. specialising in marketing consultancy, research and training on marketing issues, sales and communication and management skills. 

He is a consultant of many years’ experience and was a Board Director of a major consulting organisation before starting his own firm in 1990. Previously he began his career in publishing, holding sales, sales management and marketing positions, subsequently working for a management institute before moving into consultancy. 

His work has spanned many industries, and also many countries, in part in alliances with others (for example as an “Associate consultant” with various professional bodies). He has worked in most countries in continental Europe (including Eastern Europe) and has also worked regularly in South East Asia, which he has got to know well. In training he conducts tailored in-company courses and individual tutorials. He also conducts “public” seminars and has presented regularly for a variety of organisers including: The Chartered Management Institute, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, The London Chamber of Commerce, The City University Business School and more specialised bodies (such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Publishing Industry Training Centre and the British Council). He has worked for similar bodies overseas, for example the management institutes in Malaysia and Singapore. 

He is the author of many successful business books. These include: Marketing: a guide to the fundamentals (The Economist), How to write Reports and Proposals, How to Motivate People and Successful Time Management (Kogan Page), and on careers, for example: Detox your career (Cyan). He has titles translated into more than twenty five different languages. He also has a long list of articles to his credit (written for a variety of journals such as Better Business and Professional Marketing), training materials and, more recently, for several web sites; he has written and produced corporate publications. One review of his writing states: Patrick has a lucid and elegant style which allows him to present information in a way that is organised, focused and easy to apply. (“Professional Marketing” magazine). 

His work also includes a plethora of other involvements. He has acted as: a series editor for an international business publisher, training advisor for the Meetings Industry Association, advisor and presenter on two BBC television programmes on marketing and management matters, a member of on the editorial board of a management journal, a communications advisor for the Civil Service in Malaysia, a mentor in the TEC small business advisory service and reviewed books for The Good Book Guide and Amazon. His writing stretches beyond business and he has had three books of light-hearted travel writing published (First class at last!, Beguiling Burma and Smile because it happened - the later about Thailand) along with two novels (Long Overdue and Loose Ends).