A paper on personal strenghts and weaknesses of an individual.

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Strengths & Weaknesses 2

Personal Strengths and Weaknesses

I believe life is a learning experience and we all have certain personal strengths and weaknesses. Knowing what I am good at and what I'm weak in can help me to become a better person. Recognizing my weaknesses along with having the desire to improve on them can only have a positive impact on my life. My ability to speak Spanish is a great personal strength of mine. I am the only person in my department who is bilingual. My department deals with the public on an everyday basis. If we are not attending job fairs we are conducting interviews at our facility. Being bilingual has opened doors for me. It has helped me interview many Hispanic applicants, who otherwise would not have been interviewed because of the language barrier. It has also helped me establish relationships with different contacts throughout the Metro D.C.

area. Even when I'm home or out somewhere it is very useful. Someone who does not speak English might come up to me and ask me a question in Spanish and I will be able to understand and answer the question. Hopefully helping that person out.

The fact that I can navigate through word, excel, access and other office products has helped me make my job a lot easier. By using access I have created a database for all applicants that have been interviewed by my department. All of my co-workers use this database to find out information. Such as applicant status, date of interview, why the person was not hired, weekly hiring log, affirmative action information and etc. This is a skill that I use in my personal life. I keep track of all of my expenses on an excel spreadsheet that I created on my home...