Performance Review Best Practices

Ideally, your company offers a mid-year performance review so you can see where you stand and make some adjustments before year-end. If your company doesn’t offer one, set one up for yourself – doing a self-assessment of where you think you are and asking your manager for feedback. If your company … [Read more...]

Maximize Your Year-End Performance Review – Video Blog

In today’s video blog on maximizing your year-end performance review, I share a 4-step process to ensure you get the most out of your annual review -- to put yourself in the best light, clarify what you need to do next, and ask successfully for what you want: … [Read more...]

12 Months Of Career Ideas

This career advice piece originally appears as This is How Smart People Get Ahead at Work in my weekly column for and Here is the unedited version: It’s Labor Day – a good reminder to think about your career. It’s also the back-to-school season which for many is also the … [Read more...]

How to Make Sure Your Next Raise is Bigger than 3% – and

This career advice post originally appears in my weekly column for and In my 20-plus years working in HR-related roles, I have never met anyone, management or staff, who looked forward to performance review season. So, chances are, you aren’t thinking ahead to your annual … [Read more...]

I Fix Co-Workers’ Problems, They Get My Raise – Life Reimagined For Work

In my career advice column for Life Reimagined For Work, I tackle the vexing problem of not getting credit for your work. This office professional fixes problems and comes up with ideas only to watch others benefit. I share 3 strategies: 1) Itemize your contributions - Document what support … [Read more...]

Take Your Career Off Autopilot – Purple Clover

My career coaching post for shows you why you need to start preparing for that year-end review at the beginning of summer! Many people think the annual performance review process is symbolic — paperwork to show HR or a tradition to take for granted, like the March Madness pool. … [Read more...]

CBS Moneywatch Career Coaching Advice For Getting Noticed At Work

In this career advice piece from Amy Levin-Epstein for CBS Moneywatch, several career coaches, including myself, share tips on how to get the proper recognition in the workplace: Caroline Ceniza-Levine, partner with the career consulting firm SixFigureStart "If you are doing a good job but still … [Read more...]

What To Do If You’re Disappointed By Your Year-End Performance Review, Bonus Or Raise

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for If your year-end review, bonus, or raise has recently been shared, and you are disappointed at the outcome, here are 3 steps to take now Find out if the problem is specific to you or general across the company Were … [Read more...]

Great Strategies For Getting A Raise NOW!

It's absolutely true that companys are not simply handing out raises. You have to make quite a case for getting one, especially in this economy. Read my best strategies for making your best case for getting a raise this very … [Read more...]

How To Calm Your Nerves And Be At Your Best During That High Stakes Career Situation

The Olympics is a classic display of people at their best in a single, high-stakes moment. Champion athletes have trained years and years and are required to perform at their peak for a specific, short burst of time. You may not be aspiring to the Olympics but you will also encounter career … [Read more...]