How to Write an Employee Self Evaluation

by Grace Ferguson; Updated September 26, 2017
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Most employers require supervisors and managers to complete annual performance reviews of the workers who report to them. As part of the process, you may be asked to provide an assessment of your own work. Typically, your supervisor will give you a self-evaluation form to complete before the review meeting. Your boss may use that form to help her complete her own appraisal of your job performance during the assessment period. A self-evaluation allows you to reflect on how you met your job requirements and makes you an active participant in the review process.

Step 1

Obtain a copy of your job expectations for the review period. If necessary, ask the human resources department or your supervisor for a copy.

Step 2

Gather documents that support your evaluation, such as emails or paperwork showing when and how you completed specific tasks.

Step 3

Conduct the evaluation in a solitary environment so you can contemplate your responses without interruptions.

Step 4

Look back on your job performance honestly to decide how well you met the expectations. Go through each requirement and recall your performance.

Step 5

Be specific about each duty or assignment and how you met the objective. Include the most significant achievements first. List percentages, team members who assisted with the project, dollar figures and other accomplishments, such as time saved and positive reviews from clients. Note how you applied problem solving, leadership, communication and customer relations skills.

Step 6

Start each accomplishment with an action verb and then add the impact. For example, "Established 30 safety supplies accounts in two days and obtained 10 referred clients as a result."

Step 7

Acknowledge areas of improvement. For example, if you feel you to need to work on your time management skills, say so in your evaluation. Ask for assistance to help you improve, such as training and additional resources. Do not be afraid to admit your weaknesses; recognizing them is the first step to overcoming them. Your boss will see that you are genuinely interested in becoming a better employee.

Step 8

Do not lie or omit critical information. Be humble, sincere and truthful.

Step 9

Check your evaluation for grammatical errors. Ensure that it is neatly and professionally written.

Step 10

Give the evaluation form to your supervisor within the required time frame.

Tips

  • Your self-evaluation reminds your supervisor of highlights and challenges in your job performance during the assessment period and makes it easier for her to address issues if you are on different wavelengths. Prepare a rough draft of your evaluation before completing the form. Your self-evaluation should be attached to your performance review and submitted to the required department so a copy can be placed in your personnel file.

About the Author

Grace Ferguson has been writing professionally since 2009. With 10 years of experience in employee benefits and payroll administration, Ferguson has written extensively on topics relating to employment and finance. A research writer as well, she has been published in The Sage Encyclopedia and Mission Bell Media.

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