ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED
Smart employees use self-appraisals to lobby for career development opportunities. Even if your boss doesn’t explicitly ask for this, Butler says you should include it anyway “because if you don’t ask, it’s not going to happen.” Explain the aspects of your job that most excite you and suggest ways you can become more involved in those things. You might ask to be included in certain brainstorming meetings or request funding to take a class on data analytics. Make sure these requests ref lect what your business unit needs too.