How to prepare for your performance appraisal

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What you need to know:

  • As a foundation for your appraisal application, it is critical that you review your job description and responsibilities.


  • This should clearly outline your skills—earned before and while at your place of work, responsibilities, and goals.


  • If you are seeking a promotion, you should also reference the job description for the next level up.

It is that time of the year when most employers are conducting work performance evaluation, a method by which the performance of an employee is documented and evaluated. To most individuals, the mention of appraisals brings acute anxiety. This is because it can be a make-or-break process for your career.  

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