Words of the Week – opportunity areas
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!