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Knowing Your Strengths vs. Weaknesses

Discover the jobs you are most qualified for

It is important to know you strengths and weaknesses when looking for a job. Being able to narrow down a list of your talents and skills will greatly help in your job search. Writing a list of strengths and weaknesses is not required but, should give you a better understand of the right job for you.

Your list of job strengths and weaknesses should include two obvious main categories - Strengths and Weaknesses. Note: This list is very similar to a pros and cons list.

We will begin by showing you a general strengths vs. weaknesses example. Start the header (top) of your document with the two categories mentioned above. Include Strengths on the left half (create two columns) and weaknesses on the right. You can underline these main points if you like.

Underneath each corresponding category compile a vertical list. For example if your skills and job experiences are mainly in computers and information technology your list would include something similar to the following:

List of Job Strengths vs. Weaknesses

Job Strengths

  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS, Linux, etc.

  • Software:  Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc.), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), and Quickbooks

  • Social Media Marketing:  Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

  • And so on...

Job Weaknesses

  • Software: Adobe (Flash, InDesign, After Effects, etc.) Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Access, etc.)

  • Coding Languages: C++, Visual Basic, Java, C#, Delphi, etc.  

  • Direct with clients directly communicating

  • Networking

  • And so on...

The above list is a brief example and should be tailored to your current job related experiences and skills. Creating a list of job strengths vs. weaknesses will give you a better idea of the job that best fits your ability to be successful.

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