You have worked so hard to get hired at your dream salon or spa, and you are well on your way to getting established in your new career. In the beginning phases of your career, you might be very focused on getting acclimated and building your client base, but don’t lose sight of the future. In a few months or perhaps a year, you’ll be asked to demonstrate your worth to your salon or spa owner or manager during your first performance review. Are you prepared?
I remember my first performance review, it was terrible. I was extremely nervous and not prepared. Because of my lack of preparation, I found myself not being able to focus on what my manager was sharing with me. Needless to say, it wasn’t a great experience. To help you avoid a poor performance review keep these three things in mind.
Remember, a performance review is a two-way street. It’s an opportunity to discuss with your supervisor what you accomplished and discuss areas of improvement. To show your investment in the review, create a list of specific questions you would like to ask your supervisor to help you achieve your overall goals within the company. Trust me: nothing impresses a manager more than when an employee comes prepared.
With a little preparation, your performance review will be less stressful, help you be more open to constructive feedback and leave the meeting feeling confident.
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Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team where she currently serves as an Implementation and Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative training that inspires and empowers beauty industry professionals.
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