Capitalise on strengths and improve weaknesses

Your strengths are things you’re good at; your weaknesses are things you could improve on the most.

They might be attributes that come naturally, or skills you have developed over time.

Select the tabs below to see some examples.

  • Creative
  • Compassionate
  • Disciplined
  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Openminded
  • Focused
  • Positive mindset
  • Resilient
  • Confident
  • Organised
  • Computer skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Playing a musical instrument
  • Mechanical skills
  • Baking or cooking
  • Swimming
  • Gaming
  • Public speaking
  • Artistic skills (e.g. painting, sculpting, drawing, collage, dance, theatre)
  • Communication skills
  • Managing money

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses allows you to capitalise on your strengths and improve your weaknesses.

Capitalising on strengths

Make the most out of your strengths by using them to your advantage.

Capitalise on your strengths by:

  • Looking for jobs where you can use your strengths
  • Using your strengths often
  • Making others aware of your strengths; they’ll know they can come to you for support in those areas which might open up job opportunities
  • Developing similar skills to your strengths; for example, if your strength is baking, you may develop your cooking skills more easily than others because you’re reusing your baking skills in a similar area)

Improving weaknesses

Your weaknesses are not set in stone, but you will need to make an intentional effort to improve them.

Improve your weaknesses by:

  • Noticing other people who’s strengths are your weaknesses, and asking them for support
  • Enrolling in workshops and programs that will improve these key areas
  • Practising
  • Asking for feedback from those around you

Capitalising on your strength and improving your weaknesses will increase your self-esteem, enthusiasm and motivation for learning!

Activity: Strengths and weaknesses

Open your eLearning Workbook and go to Activity: Strengths and weaknesses.

Complete the questions below to recognise your strengths and weaknesses, and brainstorm ideas to capitalise in your strengths and improve your weaknesses.