Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses for Career Success - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Oftentimes clients can identify their strengths and weaknesses by looking at roles that they’ve held in the past, and identifying what functions they’ve used in those roles. And then I frequently will just talk to them about what did you like, what did you not like. All of us have skills that maybe we’re good at, but they’re not motivated skills, they’re things that we want to make sure we don't avoid again. So, in addition to looking at strengths and weaknesses, you have to also identify what skills you want to use. I also use a number of career assessments in my practice to help give people more clarity on their strengths and their weaknesses. And they can also talk to people in their network and find out how people who really know them and have worked with them, what those people think of their strengths and weaknesses.