Paralegal Podcast Episode 12

Your Career Development Opportunity

In this solo episode of the Paralegals on Fire! Podcast Show, Ann Pearson discusses not only how to prepare for your performance review or evaluation but how to change your mindset to make it a career development opportunity.

Show Highlights

  • What important information you should keep on file all year to prepare
  • How to accept constructive criticism without becoming defensive
  • Why self evaluation, and asking for feedback on a regular basis are important factors in your career development

Your Actionable Strategy

In all of our podcast episodes, we try to give paralegals an actionable strategy that they can take away from the show because we know your time is valuable.

1., Call this a career development opportunity. Even if your employer still calls it a performance evaluation in your mind, let’s call it a career development opportunity.

Link to Podcast Episode 1 – Why you need a Career Development Plan – go listen

2., The way to be prepared for the meeting is actually starting to prepare for next year’s performance review right after your last meeting.

In this podcast episode, Ann Pearson discussed giving you a template to help you get started. Get a copy of the Paralegal Career Development Plan that you can use to start planning your career path.

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Additional Career Resources

A few of our favorite resources for paralegal career development:

15 Alternative Paralegal Career Options

Paralegal Career Growth

8 Steps to be the Rockstar Personal Injury Paralegal

Let’s Talk About Career Security

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