I followed your rules preparing my self evaluation. I asked an exec level person to proof it for me. They said I nailed it. Using the steps I compiled a great look at what I've done and how I met and exceeded all of my goals for last year. Of course, all the credit goes to Mark and Mike.
Here's my problem. I'm new to this level of management. I've never had to do a self evaluation in order to qualify or justify a raise. I came from a more manual labor world where more sweat meant more money.
The one thing you guys didn't talk about was how to ask for the raise. Or when to ask for it. Do you talk about it in the annual review meeting? I've got a few days before my supervisor schedules the performance review. What do I do now?