Key words to use in a self performance review

A self performance review is an evaluation of yourself as an employee, either meant to help you obtain a job or to tell your employer how you feel you are doing at your current job. An effective self appraisal can be a tool for promotion or a raise if written using clear, effective language that conveys your strengths in the workplace.

Words Showing Creativity

Many employers look for employees who have strong ideas. This suggests to them that you are someone who will be good in a position where being creative is an asset. Some of the words to use in a self performance review to convey your creativity are "initiated," "developed," "designed," "pioneered," "created" and "originated." Example: "Designed and implemented a structured plan of action for a new payroll system."

Words Showing Leadership Skills

Taking charge in a workplace can be a beneficial talent. Use words like "spearheaded," "led," "nurtured," "managed," "monitored" and "recruited" to show your ability to lead coworkers. Example: "Managed coworkers in an office environment and delegated jobs according to employee proficiency."

Words Showing Teamwork

Fitting in as a part of a team can be an important asset to being an effective employee. Use "co" in front of words like "wrote," "developed," "authored" and "designed." Use phrases like "helped achieve," "assisted coworkers" and "worked with" to show your team-playing abilities.

Words Showing Organizational Skills

Being well-organised is something many employers look for in an employee. Words like "organised," "structured," "restructured," "arranged" and "streamlined" are effective words for showing your organizational skills. Example: "Streamlined a system for training new employees in company policies."

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Carl Hose is the author of the anthology "Dead Horizon" and the the zombie novella "Dead Rising." His work has appeared in "Cold Storage," "Butcher Knives and Body Counts," "Writer's Journal," and "Lighthouse Digest.". He is editor of the "Dark Light" anthology to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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