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SWOT: The Self-analysis to Advance your IT Career

Published on 30 August 17
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Many professionals arrive into a certain age in which they become overwhelmed by their daily activities. This is due to their poor self-examination. A successful person should always keep track of his personal growth.

Focusing on your personal development will have a great impact on your business career as well as on your health and well-being. Therefore, personal growth should be our prime focus in order to attain success. The SWOT analysis is one of the main processes that have to be undertaken in order to develop yourself. SWOT stands for strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

The main purpose of the SWOT analysis is to aid businesses with their common crises by boosting their performances. In today’s article, we will teach you how to use this personal growth tool to improve your personal and professional performances.
Why It Would Be a Good Idea to Apply SWOT on Yourself

Appling the SWOT analysis on a personal level will help you better differentiate your strengths and weaknesses. Most people have the impression that only by thinking about their strengths and weaknesses they will improve their overall progress.

This is far from the truth. Only thinking without taking action won’t get you too far. Therefore, here are several benefits of the SWOT analysis that’ll help you become aware of its importance in your daily busy life.
1. Become More Self-Aware

Becoming truly self-aware is a long process that must be done in a conscientious way. Think of it as a lifelong project.

Every time you initiate a conversation with yourself, looking for answers, you are working on your self-awareness. Therefore, you’re improving your EQ (emotional intelligence). The more introspections you’ll do the more you’ll gain a better understanding of your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. - George Mitchells, CEO and career advisor at CareersBooster.
2. Use Feedback as a Way to Improve Yourself
In order to stay on the right path, you should consider using feedback intelligently. Feedback is not only important for businesses but also to people who are looking for self-development as well. Making use of constructive feedback will help you figure out where you might have gone wrong. And at the same time, it’ll help you make the right decisions in the long term.
3. Using SWOT to Keep Yourself on Track

In life, there are always times in which unexpected events occur, and moments in which your entire perspectives and values are put to the test. By making use of the SWOT analysis while being aware of your current situation, you will be able to get back on the right track in no time. By the means of this self-reflection tool, you will gain a better perspective on your personal and professional life.

Now let’s see how this works. Take a piece of paper and a pen and follow me there.
Start Performing a Personal SWOT Analysis Right Now

Your state of mind is very important in this process, therefore, the first action you should take is to clear your head and immerse yourself into a state of absolute integrity. This process demands total focus. So in case you have only a few minutes to attend this process, better leave it for later.

To make it easier for you, we have prepared a list of questions that may aid you in your self-reflecting process.

1. Strengths

a) What are the talents you have been born with?

b) What are the strengths that other remark in you?

c) Which are your skills?

d) Which are your unique skills?

e) Which are your most important achievements?

2. Weaknesses

a) What important actions you avoid doing?

b) Which are your worst disadvantages?

c) Which are your most notable weaknesses?

d) Are there any habits which you consider that are dragging you down?

e) Are you satisfied with your current skills and knowledge?

3. Opportunities

a) Are you able to create effective solutions for yet undiscovered opportunities?

b) Do you consider yourself a professional in your field of activity?

c) Is there a demand on the market for your particular skills?

d) Have there been any new changes in your market niche?

4. Threats

a) Do you consider your weakness to be an impediment to finding a better job?

b) Which is the biggest risk you think you may encounter while working on your goal?

c) Are you ignoring important parts or your profession?

d) Is your niche a competitive one?

e) Are there any technological changes that may influence your present activity?
In order to use the SWOT method at its full potential, you should maintain a calm and calculated state of mind. Remember to use this method whenever you feel lost or you encounter unexpected problems. Only through practice and patience you will attain success.

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