How knowing your weaknesses could be your biggest strength

Identifying your weaknesses is just as important as knowing your strengths. Everyone has weaknesses at work - even you! They're just areas for you to develop and are nothing to be ashamed of.

Top tips to take away

  • Ask people what you’re good at - other people notice skills and strengths you may not have considered
  • Look at previous work you’ve done and do self-evaluations to recognise what you did well and what you might need to develop
  • If you know your weaknesses you can use these to your advantage. Consider how you could develop your weaknesses – think about activities that build the skills and experience you need and you’re one step closer to being that perfect you
  • Finding your strengths is a skill that you will develop over a time! Remember, your strengths will change as you learn and grow.
Don’t give up when times get tough
When life gets in the way
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