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Personal SWOT Analysis to Assess and Improve Yourself - Creately Blog

4 Steps to do your SWOT analysis

  1. List down the “strengths”. Knowing these will help you to be more confident in an interview or when looking for a job promotion.
  2. Know your “weaknesses”.  Identifying weaknesses is the best way to improve them.
  3. Find matching “opportunities”. Opportunities come in different shapes and forms. Sometimes opportunities past by you without you even noticing them.
  4. Be aware of “threats”. Identify competition, new technologies, personal traits or obstacles.


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Personal SWOT Analysis to Assess and Improve Yourself - Creately Blog

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Use of a Personal SWOT Analysis

Your Personal ...





... Analysis is a great tool to assess yourself in order to plan your career.

What makes you stand out? "Strengths"

  • What are the professional qualifications/certifications you have?
  • Can your expertise in some area make a difference to the organization?
  • What projects/campaigns have you completed successfully?
  • Do you have powerful industry contacts?
  • What other skills make you stand out from the rest?

What do others think as your strengths?

How to know your "Weaknesses"

  • Do you have the necessary skills/qualifications to be successful in your current or future roles?
  • Do you have bad habits?
  • What other traits can you improve to be more efficient?
  • What do others think as your weaknesses? 
  • Find your "Opportunities"

    • Can you take advantage of any significant changes/advancements in your industry?
    • Has new technology or industry trend emerged that you can make use of future?
    • Is a new position advertised in your company that matches your skill set?
    • Is there a new project in your organization that you can join which will benefit your career?
    • Can acquiring new skills give you a competitive advantage? 

    Some "Threats" to consider

    • Is one of your peers doing a better job than you in a similar role? 
    • Is popularity of new technologies or demise of old technologies threatening your career?
    • Are your personal traits hurting your career advancements?
    • What are the obstacles that prevent you from achieving your targets?

    When to do a personal SWOT analysis?

    • When going to an interview. 
    • When applying for a promotion. 
    • Before a career switch. 



    The personal SWOT analysis
    The personal SWOT analysis

    Captures information about your internal (S) strengths and (W) weaknesses as well as external (O) opportunities and (T) threats.

    The key to completing your SWOT analysis is to treat your career as a business and yourself as a competitive product.

    The key to completing your SWOT analysis is to treat your career as a business and yourself as a competitive product.

    Understand your strengths
    A personal strength is an asset to you as a product and can be used as a way to differentiate yourself from others when interviewing or trying to obtain your next promotion.

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    Carefully evaluate your individual strengths, lifestyle preferences, passions, work style, and financial needs.

    Know both who you are as a person and who you desire to b...

    • Brainstorm possible job options and investigate them thoroughly. 
    • Learn about the descriptions and qualifications for various positions, typical entry points and advancement opportunities, satisfactions, frustrations, and other important facts.
    • Speak with as many people as possible that are involved in work that is of interest to you to get an insider’s perspective.

    Internships and part-time jobs are an excellent way to sample a field of interest. 

    They provide the opportunity to perform some of the job functions, observe others work, and evaluate the “real world” workplace environment.

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    'So, Tell me about Yourself'

    ... or some version of that is one of the most fundamental and common questions asked in any first round of a Job Interview.

    Hiring managers usually like to ask this question, because it ...

    Short vs long answers

    The conventional expert opinion is to provide a crisp, 30 second to 1-minute answer to the question "Tell me about yourself", but one minute isn’t enough time to deliver a meaningful response that benefits you as a candidate.

    Experts prefer a short answer, as it has less chance of leading the candidate to drift or ramble.

    Benefits of a long answer
    • A longer answer to "Tell me about yourself" allows you to provide a useful narrative beyond the résumé.
    • It lets you reveal key motivations that drove your career path.
    • You can shape the interview in your direction.
    • It's an opportunity to stand out from the other candidates.