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Self-Assessment How to Write a Self-Appraisal Job/Employee

Dear Joan: My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease. Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a self assessment which is basically filling out my own performance review. In the past, performance reviews were a one-way dialogue, where bosses told employees how they viewed their performance. Today, many employees work quite independently and are empowered to make decisions about how they work. This meant coming in early and working additional hours during the two weeks she was out, which saved the unit money and kept a high level of service for our customers because we didn't have to hire a temp." When you are checking a rating for yourself, be as objective as possible. "While it might be nice that you learned to sew parkas for chipmunks, skip listing that accomplishment unless your manager has been tasked with manufacturing chipmunk parkas from corporate. Accomplishments you list should connect with business objectives.". Going further, employees may benefit from assessments that go beyond the office. Tools such as the Myers-Briggs Test and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter can help individuals understand the strengths and weaknesses of their personality type.

In addition, such tests can help identify the personality traits of people who will likely work well together. Additional research can suggest ways to compensate for weaknesses, or help you understand the quirks of personality types unlike your own.

By asking you to provide input into your own review, it reminds your boss about all the good things you achieved. In addition, there are probably aspects of your job that you weren't as happy about.