While many bosses may frown upon employees who boast about their accomplishments in the workplace, there is a time and place for that type of bragging. Self-evaluations, which are typically one component of the performance-review process, give employees the opportunity to make sure their employer knows all they have done in the last six months or year. Since many bosses typically have numerous employees reporting to them, self-evaluations — also known as self-assessments — are the perfect time for employees to remind bosses about the projects they completed and the goals they met.
This is not a time for modesty. And when you are filling out your assessment, it's important to be as factual as possible. In other words, don't say, "I work well with my fellow team members." Instead, say, "I am a team player. During the Maxwell Project, I stayed late for three evenings to help Janet get the delivery ready for shipment and I volunteered to cover for Pat when she went out for surgery. This meant coming in early and working additional hours during the two weeks she was out, which saved the unit money and kept a high level of service for our customers because we didn't have to hire a temp."