5 Things You’re Forgetting to Ask During Your Review

What are you hoping to get out of your next 90 day performance review? A raise—or maybe a promotion ? Glowing reviews and a perfect 5-out-of-5 ranking on every category HR asked your manager to review you in?

Well, sure. But there are a few less-often-thought-about pieces of information you’ll want out of your review, too. You don’t get the chance to sit down with your boss and get a brain dump of feedback on your performance very often, so make sure you’re using your review to your maximum advantage.

Before you leave your boss’ office, make sure you’ve asked for these five pieces of information.

1. Your Growth Areas

Yes, an all-around glowing review will make you feel good and give you a nice ego boost for the day. But even if you’ve done nothing but kick ass at your job all year long, you’re probably not at the absolute apex of your career, and that means that there’s a “next step” for you. So figure out what it is—and ask what you need to focus on to get there. Whether it’smanagement training , learning a new technical skill, or taking on higher-profile projects, there is almost certainly something you still need to do to grow professionally and move forward.