Knowledge of Job: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Knowledge of Job is essential to every employee who needs to have a clear understanding of how their jobs fit into the overall organization to eliminate carelessness and laxity.

Knowledge of Job: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Does not stock one's work; prioritizes and schedules own tasks and delivers quality work without missing deadlines
  • Gets to work early in order to set the day's agenda; is always punctual and tries all one can to avoid being late
  • Stays late if it makes a difference in the success of a project one is working on or tasks one is accomplishing
  • Looks for new ways and ideas to improve a task one has been assigned, or a project one is working on
  • Helps out colleagues with good suggestions about situations and listens to them when they need someone to talk to
  • Keeps one's personal life outside office in order to avoid getting stressed or distracted
  • Behaves professionally and does not fool around wasting one's time and that of other employees
  • Regularly asks for feedback in order to know what others expect, any weak areas and what one needs to work on first
  • Does own job well regardless of how tedious or difficult it is and asks questions where one needs clarification
  • Takes responsibility for own actions; accepts own mistakes and does not blame others for a job not well done or not done

Knowledge of Job: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Cultivates good relationships with the people in one's company and treats them with courtesy, respect, and kindness
  • Takes a study course and attends training whenever one has an opportunity in order to improve own professional and personal skills
  • Maintains a neat job performance record; does quality work, shows up on time and keeps a good attendance history
  • Defines clear and realistic goals and comes up with ways that enable one to accomplish the goals effectively
  • Asks one's supervisor what the expectations of a certain project are and works towards meeting those expectations
  • Remains calm and composed even when facing difficult situations or working under pressure
  • Remains positive even when something does not turn out as expected and keeps trying until one gets it right
  • Is always productive; gets the work done and moves on to the next thing as quickly as possible
  • Offers junior and new employees guidance and encouragement and teaches them how to handle different tasks and set goals
  • Researches things before hand and asks questions where appropriate in order to avoid making serious mistakes

Knowledge of Job: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Is always late to work, functions, and meetings and takes a day off when a major or important event is taking place at work
  • Sets goals but does not know how to come up with a good plan to accomplish those goals
  • Does not see the need for prioritizing and scheduling own tasks thus ends up missing important deadlines or business appointments
  • Is always in a hurry to finish a task or project thus misses important steps or submits poor-quality work
  • Does not show the willingness to improve own professional skills through training or by taking online courses
  • Is not willing to share one's skills and knowledge with colleagues or team members
  • Is not able to speak up concisely and clearly or use body language that shows confidence when communicating ideas with team members or own bosses
  • Does not show the willingness to volunteer for projects, participate in hosting events or be part of work groups
  • Spends one's free time gossiping and talking ill of own bosses and other employees, rather than doing something that benefits the company
  • Gets depressed when faced with challenges; is not able to remain when faced with a difficult situation

Knowledge of Job: Self Evaluation Questions

  • What steps have you taken in the past to adjust your style when it was not meeting a project's expectations?
  • Can you describe two instances when you have demonstrated knowledge of job at work?
  • How have you improved your knowledge of the job? In what ways have you helped other employees improve their knowledge of the job?
  • In your opinion, do you think knowledge of your area of responsibility had benefited your company in any way? If yes, how?
  • Is there a time when you faced a problem because you had not understood a certain concept in a project? What happened?
  • How do you make sure you have all that is needed to perform a certain task or accomplish different goals?
  • Think of a time when you were assigned a very sensitive task. How did you gather all the required information to perform the task?
  • What is the most difficult and challenging thing about your job? How do you handle it?
  • Can you give two or three examples of times when you have worked with groups of people to accomplish tasks? What was your role?
  • What techniques do you use to plan your daily tasks? How effective have they been?