Introduction:You'll get a better job review from your supervisor if you know how to promote yourself and know the top 5 items to put in a job self evaluation. Don't sell yourself short when writing your annual self evaluation - it's your only time to promote your talents.
Your annual review is the time to really talk yourself up so don't be shy when writing about your achievements during the past year. Document additional job skills you've learned and any additional job duties which may or may not be in your job title in which you willingly assisted. Praise yourself because few others will do it for you!
You should detail (and keep the certifications) from all professional classes taken during the past year - this includes both internal and external training classes. Continuing to strengthen your business skills by taking job training classes is very important to furthering your career. Signing up for and attending job training classes also shows dedication and a willingness to learn.
You should always document ways that you've saved your company money during the past year. Write bullet points in your self evaluation to document these cost saving benefits and, if possible, put the actual dollar amount that you saved the company right in your self eval.
You should have at least 4 or 5 strong goals for your professional development included in your self eval. Don't use general goals such as 'continue job duties.' Instead, write strong, detailed, attainable goals such as 'take 2 managerial courses' or 'chair the policies and procedures committee in developing standard operating procedures for Human Resources.'
Do NOT take credit for a job that you did not do alone. Instead, make sure to give credit to your coworkers in your self eval. It's also a great idea to give a nod to your supervisor for their skills in directing you. A statement such as 'With strong direction from my supervisor, I was able to strengthen my writing skills and assisted in authoring 20 policies and procedures.'
A job self eval should be taken very seriously. So many of us write them the day before they're due but they should really be started right after your review. Keep a document on your computer where you can jot down your achievements during the year - it's much easier to remember how you helped the company this way.
Your points for a self evaluation are solid and good ones. I especially like your notation about taking it seriously. So often people don't think it is that important, yet that is why corporations have gone this route to take the stand beside supervisor evaluations or even replacing those.
Love your suggestions. Wish I'd had them when I needed them! I was never good at that. Thanks for sharing.
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