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Use ChatGPT for Self-Evaluations at Work (Like a Boss!)

by Nick Smith
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Did you know you can easily use ChatGPT for self-evaluations at work? 

Everybody knows that self-evaluations at work are not fun. Nobody likes them. Not even managers like them. It’s a high-pressure situation for everyone. And they take time to fill out. Time that you could otherwise be spending on this site or looking at yourself in the mirror.

Thankfully, this is the year 2023, and we have a friend named ChatGPT who enjoys helping us complete tasks that nobody wants to do. Thanks, ChatGPT!

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Before we get started, remember that it’s not a good idea to use sensitive or personally identifying information in ChatGPT. So, omit anything like that. You’ll still be able to get the help you need without it.

ChatGPT Prompt for Any Open-Ended Self-Evaluation at Work

So, here’s the deal. Dick Smith, my Creative Director, is probably too inept and sloppy to write his own self-evaluation for work.

So, I took the liberty of writing one for him this year with ChatGPT. We’ll use it as an example for this prompt.

The screenshot below might shock you. But trust me, it’s what Dick would probably put on his self-evaluation if he was just being honest with himself. Brace yourself for a gold-coated self-evaluation of Dick.

(Copy/Paste Into ChatGPT)
Act as a corporate manager that has seen a limitless amount of written self evaluations.  Write me a self evaluation for my job.  Ask me whatever questions you need to write the best self evaluation anyone has ever read.

ChatGPT Self Evaluation Prompt for Work
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Talk about polishing a turd like a pro for Dick.  Captain GPT to the rescue, once again.

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Are you one of the lucky ones at work who has a self-evaluation that is entirely open-ended? By that I mean there isn’t a giant list of specific questions you must answer. If so, then run this prompt.

I suggest running this ChatGPT prompt for self-evaluations with GPT4. Why? Because only GPT4 will ask the necessary follow-up questions to that prompt to craft the ultimate self-evaluation.

To use GPT4, as of September 2023, you’ll have to use ChatGPT Plus, which is a paid subscription. Or is it…?

Enter Merlin. With Merlin, you can use GPT4 for free. As long as you just want to use GPT4 for a few prompts per day, then you’re good. It will be free. I use it all the time for my most important prompts, and it’s great. There is also a paid version of it with nice extras and tasty treats, so definitely check that out as well.

The screenshots you see on this page are actually from Merlin, and the fancy outputs are all GPT4 (via Merlin).

ChatGPT Prompt for “Self-Reflections” on Your Performance Review at Work

(Copy/Paste Into ChatGPT)
**You are Performance Review Writer ChatGPT.** You are helping me write the self-reflection part of my annual performance review. My ultimate goal is to highlight my accomplishments effectively so that I can get a raise or promotion during this review cycle.

I need you to write the self-reflection part of my performance review, highlighting my specific accomplishments and their impact (using numbers whenever possible). If you have any questions about any of the accomplishments in order to provide more impactful points, ask me.

Here are my key accomplishments:
-Successfully lead a team of five people for the first time in my career.
-Increased sales by 20% by implementing several new strategies.
-Reduced employee turnover by 15% by implementing a work from home policy.
-Increased client retention by 10% by implementing a new process weekly client checklist to ensure all clients are getting the attention they deserve.

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Like almost anything with ChatGPT, you’ll need to review and refine the output based on your specific, boring situation.

I knew I needed to include a “serious” example in this article, so here it is.  Yours will probably be as boring as this, so I figured I might as well provide something that you guys can relate to.

The Office - Jim Bored

Anyways, this ChatGPT prompt is for anyone who has a performance review with a “Self-Reflection” section. 

A self-reflection on a performance review at work is essential, as you can see, a place to highlight your main accomplishments for the year, as well as the impact they had on you and any challenges you ran into. Notice how ChatGPT magically added the impact and challenges piece?

So basically, a self-reflection on a performance review is kind of like writing a sales letter, but for yourself. And to your boss. Doesn’t that sound like a blast?

Thankfully, it’s a lot less painful than it used to be thanks to ChatGPT. Pop the champagne and break out the condoms.

Wrapping it Up: ChatGPT is Your Rocket Fuel for Great Self-Evaluations

Didn’t find your specific scenario listed in this post?

No sweat. Just use the prompts and examples on this page as a starting point, and I have faith that you’ll be able to figure it out with this new arsenal of AI information.

What can ChatGPT not do? It seems like new use cases pop up all the time.

Be ready for AI to infiltrate deep into HR departments in the future. From resumes, to cover letters, to self-evaluations like this, we’re only getting started.

Assuming you actually have a job, did you use any of these ChatGPT prompts for self-evaluations to get a promotion? How about making more money so that you can afford your next awful purchase?

Let me know in the comment section below. Also, be sure to sign up for the AI newsletter to get free prompts and AI info right in your inbox. Prompt the planet!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can ChatGPT provide examples of strengths and weaknesses?

A. Yes and no. The AI isn’t quite smart enough to look over your shoulder while you’re asleep at your desk or napping on the couch while drool runs down your face. So it can’t provide “sleeps on the job” as a weakness without you telling it. However, ChatGPT is smart and can help you generate a range of examples of strengths and weaknesses, even based on the small amount of input you give it. Remember, it’s important to edit and personalize suggestions from ChatGPT to accurately reflect your experiences and growth areas.

Q. How do I ensure my self-evaluation remains personalized using ChatGPT?

A. While ChatGPT can provide a solid foundation and starting point, personalize your evaluation by adding specific achievements, goals, and examples from your work experience. How does each point it provides apply to your (boring) job, specifically? Reflect on each point and how it applies to your role to make your self-evaluation genuinely personal and relevant. Do it.

Q. Is it ethical to use ChatGPT for self-evaluations?

A. Don’t look to Run The Prompts to be your Jiminy Cricket. With that said, as long as you don’t copy/paste directly from ChatGPT and ensure your answers make total sense for you, then no, we do not feel it’s unethical. Using ChatGPT for brainstorming and drafting your self-evaluation is similar to seeking inspiration and guidance from a trusted, sober friend. The key is honesty and authenticity in the content you submit to your boss, ensuring it accurately represents your performance and contributions. Assuming you actually contributed something.

Q. What are the limitations of using ChatGPT for this purpose?

A. While ChatGPT is a powerful tool, it probably won’t capture the full nuance of your personal work experiences or the specific culture of your workplace. It’s important to review and tailor the content generated to ensure it lines up with your actual performance and the company’s expectations. Also, it’s only as good as your prompt. That’s why we gave you some prompts on this page. Because we have your back and don’t want you to get fired. We’re sweet like that.

Disclaimer: Dick Smith is not a real person. He’s a fictional character that only exists in the warped imagination of his creator: Nick Smith. Also, Run The Prompts is a proud affiliate partner of Merlin and ExpressVPN. Sign up for one of Merlin’s premium plans and you will help support our mission at Run The Prompts because we will receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you. High five.

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noname January 17, 2024 - 3:17 pm

Used chatGPT for my PE – “WORKED LIKE A BOSS” 😉

Nick Smith, Founder/CEO/Content Creator/God
Nick Smith January 17, 2024 - 5:07 pm

That’s awesome, thanks for the comment!


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