Receiving a negative performance evaluation is one of the most rattling and anxiety-producing experiences you can have at work – and that’s especially true if you’re blindsided by the criticism. You might even wonder if you’re in danger of losing your job. But the worst thing that you can do in response to a bad review is to panic, because that can keep you from taking steps to improve the situation.
At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about five steps you can take if you’re faced with a bad review, to help you regain your manager’s trust and rebuild your standing. You can read it here.