If asked to do an employee self-review at work, it may be tempting to give yourself an overwhelmingly positive one, but that probably isn’t the wisest way to approach it. Giving yourself high marks across the board likely won’t influence the higher-ups to look favorably upon you. Instead, show the tangible benefits you bring to the table by being as objective as possible. Use real facts, figures, and specific information to highlight your accomplishments over the past year.
You should also suggest specific areas where you feel you could improve, and outline a concrete plan on how to reach those goals. Doing so will communicate that your interests are in line with management’s and will increase the likelihood that those above you will recognize you for the value you bring to the company.
For good advice on tackling self-reviews, be sure to check out How to Write Your Performance Self-Review.