Consulting 6.2 Evaluations: Evaluating myself

In this lesson, you will learn to talk about your own strengths and weaknesses, as well as set goals

Introduction: 

Evaluating yourself fairly and thoroughly can be tough, but it is necessary in many companies. Furthermore, it will help prepare you for receiving feedback.

Warm Up: 

Read the following and decide which two are more important, and which if any are less important:

  1. crystallize big ideas into key takeaways 
  2. maintain a positive mind-set
  3. have a calm personality
  4. arrive each day fully prepared to tackle responsibilities
  5. report all necessary information to coworkers
  6. ask managers or senior staff for help as soon as possible 
  7. gain insightful findings from large datasets
  8. be coachable 
Language: 

A. Examine the following language and think of a way to finish the sentence. 

  1. I’d say I’m good at/with
  2. I typically have no trouble...
  3. It’s comparatively easy for me to...
  4. I always (try to)...

B. Talking about your weaknesses can be tough, but it shows good self-awareness and can be used to set goals for improvement. 

  1. At times, I can be...
  2. I am working to improve (how I)... 
  3. I know I must improve...
  4. Sometimes I have difficulty...
  5. Over the next year, I plan on working to improve...

C. Balancing positive and negative. 

  1. I tend to be quite good at ______, but on the other hand, I need to improve _______.
  2. My ______ skills are very good, however, I need to work on my ______ skills.
  3. Though some may feel I _______ I believe I _______.
Practice: 

Using the language and style in the Warm-up and Language sections, as well as your own ideas, give a detailed self-evaluation. 

Try to back up each opinion about your strengths or weaknesses with an example.