Everything in life is a process since we are not born with knowledge and it takes time to develop it. The level of knowledge is determined by ones educations or by getting work experiences through the job. The access to knowledge can also vary from country to country due to social classes and the fact that some people from the low classes lack opportunity of getting education. This might also result in lack of work experience by not having the right education for the job.
I’m in the midst of getting a job and I’m participating on course that is given by the government. I have gotten quite much experience via previous jobs that I think will help me getting a job in the sector that I want to work in. I’m glad that the past has given me some knowledge that I can use in the hunt for a job, but there is one thing that really frustrates me and that is despite having the above mentioned knowledge it’s darn difficult to market my own knowledge.
Today at the course I was shocked by how difficult it was to give compliment to myself. I felt stupid by bragging about how good I was suppose to be in class. I get the point of why we are doing it, but it still feels unnatural since it is better hearing it from someone else. However, it was sort of a consolation when Johan told me that he also found this part the hardest when he was attending the same course. This is difficult even for the ones who have a master degree. He told me the reason for why it’s important and we are going to practice on marketing my skills and knowledge to a futuristic boss.
Furthermore, I must say that the course is quite interesting also due to the fact that I’m learning to see more perspectives on situations and life in general and it is quite interesting to hear the viewpoints of the other participants of the course. As you can see on the picture above we have quite fun in class 🙂
Do you find it difficult to market your own skills and knowledge?