Don’t sabotage your review with poorly chosen words or phrases–the meeting is too important to risk verbal missteps.
Between the feeling of being thrust into the spotlight, the one-on-one setting with your manager, and the gravity of what’s at stake, performance reviews can feel pretty uncomfortable. And when you’re made to feel uncomfortable, sometimes you aren’t always the most conscious of (or careful with) your words. But if there’s one time that you want to communicate effectively, it’s then. After all, your performance review is often the one chance you get to push for a raise, secure a promotion, or even save your job.