Performance Reviews Can Be a Gold Mine: Annual performance reviews document your accomplishments and often lead to a raise for a job well done (or at least to keeping your job because you met your goals). Most importantly, reviews are written by a current or previous supervisor, and their view of your job performance can be GOLD when you’re looking for a job.
A hiring manager would love to know that you crushed your sales goals, or exceeded the department average by 40%, or maybe just that you had perfect attendance/punctuality for the last year. Because so many resumes are stuffed with fluff and hyperbole, hiring managers are desperately looking for actual facts. Dig up your old performance reviews and mine them for gold. Facts and stats are a breath of fresh air. They set you apart.