Task 2: Tips for Personal SWOT Analysis

By knowing your strengths you can focus your efforts on things you are good at. By understanding your weaknesses you know what to avoid, what to improve or where to get help from people who do these things better. By analyzing threats (barriers) you will know what may prevent you from achieving your dreams and goals. By looking into opportunities you will know they ways to quicker achieve your success.


Perform your personal SWOT analysis. The following questions will help you.


Strengths. Ask yourself: Weaknesses. Ask yourself:
  • What do you do well?
  • What do you do better than others?
  • What is your talent? /What is unique about you?
  • What do you enjoy doing?
  • What are your positive personal characteristics?
  • What is your education?
  • Which specific/professional skills do you have?
  • What values do you have that may help you reach your goals?
  • What do other people see as your strengths?
  • What is your work experience (if relevant)?
  • What resources do you have?



  • What do you find difficult?
  • What could you do better?
  • What do you need help with?
  • Which tasks and responsibilities you don‘t like?
  • In what areas do you need more training or education?
  • What are your negative personal characteristics?
  • What are your negative habits or traits?
  • What resources are you lacking?
  • What tasks do you avoid doing because of a lack of confidence?
  • What skills and knowledge do you lack for the job you want (if relevant)?

Opportunities. Ask yourself:

Threats. Ask yourself:

  • How can you turn your weaknesses into opportunities?
  • Who can support and help you?
  • What training programs would you like to do?
  • What resources are available to you?
  • What training opportunities are available to you?
  • Do you have people who could help you?
  • What new technology may help you meet your goals?
  • Are there any job positions available to you at the moment (if relevant)?
  • What could stop you developing (experience, finances, health, people, and lack of education)?
  • Do you have any obligations (work, family, etc.) that may prevent you from achieving your goals?
  • What difficulties/barriers do you face?
  • Are you competing with others for what you want?
  • Where have you failed before?
  • What are the new technologies that you don‘t master?
  • What hinders your efforts to succeed?
  • What obstacles do you currently face at work (if relevant)?