No matter how valuable you consider yourself for the company, a performance review is bound to make you feel nervous and anxious. The performance review plays an important role in getting you promoted and also affects your future in the company. Most people do not keep in mind that you have to be prepared for the performance review all year long and panic when the review is just around the corner. The fact is that most of the bosses and the managers keep a tab on your performance all through the year and the performance review is an evaluation based on what they have observed during the time. So even if the next performance review is not nearby, it is advisable that you start preparing for it right now. If you wish to get a promotion or an appraisal, you not only have to work hard for it but also make sure that you are fulfilling your job requirements properly and efficiently. To ensure that you are well prepared for the performance review, follow the simple but effective rules mentioned below: