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My annual review/input meeting is today. What are some good goals I should say I have for the upcoming year?

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Not sure your level, but at my firm, BD is always a good goal.

What’s your level and practice area?

You should have as a goal to be more detail oriented so you answer the whole question next time! 🤣

First-year associate, btw!

Ask more senior associates in your practice group.

Ask them what they think you should work on! You’re too new to know what you should be doing at your level

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