1. Be proud
The main goal of the self-evaluation is to highlight your accomplishments and to enhance aspects of your identity as a service design trainer to potential clients of your offerings. So be proud of yourself and point out to specific experiences and projects that highlight your best work. When describing those, make sure to emphasise the impact each of those achievements had and their value to clients.
2. Reference your accomplishments
When it comes time to stand up for your work in your self-assessment, having actual data to show what you've done is highly beneficial. Providing concrete dates, references and links to your work and experiences, as well as feedback received from participants of your training sessions to back up any assertion strengthens the validity of your self-assessment.
3. Be honest and critical
Self-assessments aren't just about pointing out triumphs. You should also critically grapple with the times you came up short. Being honest means pointing out some areas that could be improved.
4. Continuously strive for growth
Humans are constantly adapting, learning and changing. Whether you've had a great year or fallen short of your own expectations, it's important to remain hungry to improve and educate yourself. Adopt a growth-mindset and show your willingness to improve and take on new things.
5. Be professional
Remember to be professional when writing your self-assessment. This means giving the self-assessment its due attention and care, like any other important project that crosses your desk. Treat your self-assessment like a work of art that builds over time – you can save the assessment as a draft and finish it at any time. And don’t forget to spell- and grammar-check before submitting. These are all signs of how seriously you take the process and its importance to you.
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