Slaying Your Self-Assessment
Interested in getting a promotion at work or a hefty raise? Your best bet is to sell yourself by way of an exceptional, well-written self-assessment.
But how do you prove that you reached your performance goals? What is the best verbiage to use? How much should you write?
Today on Queer Money, we’re sharing our top tips for writing a persuasive self-assessment. We explain how to use last year’s review to set goals and document your progress with quantifiable data. We discuss the value in a Dragnet-style approach to the performance review, providing specific, detailed information that demonstrates your value-add to the company. Finally, we offer resources to help you choose effective verbiage and check your grammar, punctuation and spelling. Listen in for insight around collecting appropriate information and testimonials throughout the year—and learn how to leverage your self-assessment to win the raise or promotion you deserve!
Listen to our suggestions:
#1 Start with last year’s review
- Source of goals
- Document progress with data
#2 Be specific and detailed
- Go Dragnet style (facts)
- Demonstrate your value-add
#3 Prove that you helped the company move forward
- Share quantifiable evidence of value you provide
- ‘I did A which resulted in B’
#4 Be real
- Sell yourself with a little excitement
- Never admit mistakes
#5 Be proper
#6 Prepare all year long
- Create email, desktop folders
- Save accolades and related info