Want to drive your career forward? It is essential to know your talents, and equally important to know your blind spots. Don’t wait for your annual performance review. Instead, regularly and proactively solicit feedback from your key stakeholders, including your manager, peers and others.
This feedback is critical to developing and reinforcing your career brand – highlighting what you do well and understanding how people perceive you. Ask for feedback to help you also identify your developmental gaps which you will need to work on to prepare for career advancement.
J. Folkman of Forbes.com recommends you “become an expert at asking for and acting on feedback from others”. Check out his article: “The One Thing That Can Supercharge Your Career” for tips on how to ask for feedback that is effective and valuable.
Wishing you much career success!
Certified Executive Career Coach & Internationally Certified Career Management Professional