Take time to evaluate
your strengths and weaknesses
Take time to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses so that you can target a job that utilizes your strengths and minimizes your weaknesses. By knowing your weak spots, you can set goals to improve those areas where you need a bit of improvement. This can put you in a strong position in the job market. Here are a few questions to ask to make the evaluation.
Questions to identify your Strengths
- What are my strengths?
- How do I use my free time?
- What kinds of things can I do well without even working at it?
- Which things are easy for me to do?
Questions to identify your Weaknesses
- What are my weaknesses?
- In what areas would I like to improve?
- What things are hard for me?
- Which things do I see others do, that I can’t do?
- How good am I at using technology?
- What are my people skills like?
- How well do I communicate?
- What skills do I have to problem solve?
- How well do I work with others?
- Do I follow directions?
- How do I influence others?
- What management skills do I have?
- Which skills could I develop that would help me on the job?
- What skills would help me move to the next level in my organization?
Once you have asked yourself these questions, consider what to do next. When you take time to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, you then want to take action to improve your weaknesses. Find ways to work to your strengths. Do what you do best every day at work.