The Right Way To SWOT Analysis For Your Dream Job

Have you been looking for a job lately or trying to figure out what’s best for you and not getting an answer? Well, it’s time for you to go through a very simple yet effective process called SWOT analysis, developed by Albert Humphrey to get a better insight of what you truly fit in.

This analysis is a four step process that yields the best result for you. How? Read full article to find out.

A brief outlook

SWOT stands for Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat. By analyzing them, it means to weigh pros and cons of the situation and learning your capabilities to excel. It might seem rhetorical but is quite effective at resolving problems either bog or small. Take a walk through SWOT for better understanding.

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  • “S”

Analyzing your strength means to identify the characteristics that makes you stand apart from the crowd. You identify the quality that can boost your work performance and help you achieve what you deserve.

  • “W”

Referring to your weaknesses is as important as knowing your strengths. It helps you work on your downside so that they don’t become setbacks to your career.

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  • “O”

Seeing the opportunities helps you realize the current economic scenario of the sector you wish to work in. This in return can help you to focus on your strength and work on your weakness.

  • “T”

Realizing the threat means to account the external factors like the dynamics of the industry that can make things go south sooner or later. You also analyze what can become a barrier between you and goals if wish to pursue it.

How do you do it?

Keeping in mind the above constraints, you ask yourself a series of question that is in context with your desired goal and weigh pros and cons before advancing towards it. However, according to SWOT analyst Marlo Zarka, the only way to make SWOT analysis effective is by being honest while answering these questions. 

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(Marlo Zarka, SWOT analyst)

"SWOT analysis can fail to be effective if it is simply treated as a 'laundry list,' without any tie-in to how the elements identified in the analysis can be put into play for the individual carrying out the assessment," Zarka said.

Make it happen

With a successful SWOT analysis, you can cut a slack for yourself and make it easier for you to make your place in the industry. Taking actions based on the results can help you to narrow down the solutions for your given problem.

"The best outcome is to take action and succeed in the opportunities you have identified. This can benefit you on a personal and professional level, and set you apart from your peers and colleagues," says Caroline Smith, copywriter for Centrica, a customer facing company.

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