Writing a Self SWOT Analysis
swot is strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats. essay outline Introduction A body paragraph for each of the 4 SWOTs. Concluding paragraph STRENGTHS: Identify a trait that makes you most competitive in your field. Ask why? ?Example: ?I make new connections easily. ?Why? My family moved frequently when I was a child and I had to learn how to make new friends constantly as I was growing up. WEAKNESSES ?Identify a trait that makes you least competitive in your field. ?Askwhy? ?Example: I am not a good financial analyst. Why? Even though I am good at math, I was never very interested in that area and only took the required courses. OPPORTUNITIES ?Identify opportunities that give you an advantage over others in your field. ?Askwhy? ?Example: I know an executive at company X who could help me get an internship. ?Why? This executive frequents the place where I work and because I can make contacts easily, I began conversations that led to him/her giving me their business card. THREATS Identify a threat that can prevent you from achieving your goals. Why? ?Example: My housing situation is unstable. Why? The fires forced me to evacuate from my home and I do not have a permanent place to live.