Job Duties During a Performance Evaluation
1) Describing your job duties in a performance evaluation can often be the most challenging. Be prepared in advance for your evaluation. Did you complete all of your goals? How did you perform your duties throughout the year? It is important that you consider these and similar questions prior to going into your review or you might be thrown off guard. To describe your job duties adequately, you need to spend some time reflecting on your performance prior to your review.
2) Know your job description. Your job description describes all of your duties in detail. Study it prior to your annual review, and tell your boss how you have met all of your duties listed on the job description.
3) While maintaining a respectful attitude, point out any duties that you have taken up that aren't listed in your job description. The point is not to complain, but to let management know that you are going above and beyond the traditional duties of your position.
4) Acknowledge areas where you have neglected your duties. Since your manager is already familiar with your performance during the year, it will come as no surprise to them if you say that you need to work on being on time or finishing reports earlier. By acknowledging these issues yourself, you are showing your manager that you are willing to improve upon them. But don't just blow smoke. If you are going to call attention to these shortfalls, you had better be willing to work on improving them as well.
5) Use the evaluation as an opportunity to point out the duties at which you excel. Tell your manager why you are proud of the job that you did on those tasks, and use the face time as an opportunity to genuinely express any goals for advancement that you might have. While it probably won't result in an immediate promotion, it is likely that you will be given an opportunity to perform more tasks, which could eventually result in a promotion or pay raise.