NaBloPoMo15: I’m not very good at this

When trying to think what I’m good at, I can’t think of anything else besides that I’m a good listener. The question arises when it comes to work and job applications. I’m not really good at anything, is the only thing that comes to mind. I can do things a little of this and that. But I can’t do anything really good.

These days when you search for jobs, you need to “sell” your skills to the employers when you write your CV and cover letters. You need to explain what makes you better than the other applicants. That’s something I can’t do. I just don’t find any words to explain what my strengths are. I can’t pretend I can do something I can’t. That’s like lying and I don’t want to do that.

I’m thinking of doing a job search campaign. I just don’t know what to write about me. Writing about things I can do is the most difficult. I don’t have that confidence to brag about myself. That’s also a Finnish thing. We’re not used to brag about our skills. We’re modest that way. There are those who can but most Finns doesn’t.
If someone says to me that I’m good at something, I believe them and feel flattered. But I don’t feel I’m that good. Especially when it comes to work. When it comes to interests, that’s much easier to explain.

I’m not very good at explaining things on the blog. Especially in English but I can’t do it in other languages either. That’s why writing is only a hobby. I couldn’t write to save my life. Nor can I sing, dance or play an instrument for a living. Finding negative things about yourself is easy but that doesn’t give you a job. Unless someone makes up an occupation where negative thinking is required. But I rather think about positive things about myself.

 

 

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Author: Mia

My primary blog 'In my world' is about things I like. Not so much personal stuff. I'm a private person and I want to keep it that way. Also visit my 'MiaPhotolio', 'My Web Design Haven" and 'Fan Fiction Haven'

5 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo15: I’m not very good at this”

  1. I really like this post. You can do THAT! Clearly.

    I understand just how you feel (I think). The selling and the “you are your brand”. shudders It’s just not me.

    I am not my brand. I am me. That’s all.

    Writing a bio for another website nearly did me in. Why is this so difficult?

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    1. These days it’s not enough to be just yourself it seems.You should be yourself and yet you have to stand out from the crowd.We’re all different anyway so why do we need to prove it.I just dislike the word brand when it comes to humans.

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