Words of the Week – opportunity areas

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In the past, they were called “weaknesses.” Today’s politically correct business environment uses “opportunity areas” to describe skills that need to be improved. I actually like the new term. As a person constantly looking to grow and improve (aka nerd), I appreciate feedback that points out opportunity areas.

Here’s a hint to share with your MBA recommenders when they are asked to discuss your opportunity areas. Have them identify areas where you show promise, but haven’t had the experience to fulfill your potential. If the opportunity area correlates with the school’s values and strengths, that’s a win/win!      

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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