Your Current Job: How Do You Stack Up?
A common mistake is relying on your annual review for feedback regarding job performance. These evaluations are sporadic at best and non-existent at worst. It’s the rare manager who fully reviews your work for the entire evaluation period and provides constructive direction for how you can improve.
It’s not that your manager doesn’t care; he or she just doesn’t have the time to devote to a full-scale evaluation of staff performance. Though disappointing, this fact presents a golden opportunity for the conscientious worker. By evaluating your own performance on a frequent basis (every 3 months or so), not only will you proactively address any areas in need of improvement, you’ll also be in a very strong position when your formal review does occur.
Self-Evaluation: A Step-by-Step Guide
Follow these suggestions to perform your own evaluation.