Your Competence is What Interests Your Present or Future Employers


The key to being successful lies in finding ways to be constantly improving.Learn to live with uncertainty. It is very difficult to know for certain today what kind of competence will be useful five years from now.

Your competence is what interests your present or future employers. Do not build your career on too narrow competence. Keep an eye on what happens in your field of technology to prepare in advance for changes.


The ability to do something successfully, efficiently or in a satisfactory manner. can also be described as an idealized capacity that is located as a psychological or mental property or function and performance as the production of actual utterances.

It is a person’s subconscious knowledge of the rules governing the formation of speech in their first language. In law – is the authority of a legal body to deal with and make pronouncements on legal matters and, by implication, to administer justice within a defined area of responsibility

Do not forget that in addition to your technical competence, other types of skills and knowledge are also important in the working life. Learn about the world, society and people – that will make a more well-rounded person.

You are Never Too old to Start to Learn.

Age is not an obstacle.  Learning can be hard work at any age because learning is not just doing, listening or reading. Learning requires thinking and processing what you have done or read. People like to process things in a different way. Someone reflects best alone. Another one else likes to have a lively group discussion. Sharing experience and knowledge with your colleagues is an important way of learning. It is also often a requirement since many projects are complicated and multi-faceted  impossible for just one person to manage.

Ways to Improve Competence?

Competence includes anything that improves your ability to perform-your knowledge, skills, relationships, resourcefulness, processes, systems, and information.

1. Seek feedback on your performance. 

Building competence requires courage,courage to face the facts. Be ready for what you might hear and be prepared to make changes. It might feel uncomfortable, but it will build your competence.

2. Take baby steps.

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is our competence. Start with just one new skill, one tool, or one new area of knowledge. Use it until it becomes a habit. First you form your habits and then your habits form you.

3. Listen more than you talk. 

Remember what Mark Twain said, “If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.” When you listen, you learn and also prevent “blind spots”-weaknesses that are apparent to others but not to you. The higher you rise in an organization, the more you must listen.

4. Build your best team- who Ensure Success and Truth.

Choose your team wisely. Ensure each member offers the energy, truth, and positive perspective you need to succeed. Connect with your best team, individually or as a group, on a consistent basis. Learn from them and help them as well.

5. Create it once, use it many times.

If you know you will be performing a task more than once, create a checklist, form, or template to save time and improve your consistency over the long haul. No need to reinvent the wheel every time you conduct or coordinate an off-site meeting, prepare a proposal, send out a mailing, plan a new project timeline.

6. Learn along the way. 

After you complete each task, ask yourself, “What should I Stop, Start, and Keep?” Identify those things that did not go so well (Stop), those you did not do that would have helped (Start), and those that went well (Keep). Continually improving your performance is a powerful way to build competence, it turns good into great!

7. Ask the right questions. 

The fastest way to change the answers you receive, from yourself and others is to change the questions you ask. Asking the right questions will get you better answers whether you’re asking them of yourself or of others. The questions you ask will either limit or expand the possible responses.

8. Be decisive! 

Get 80 percent of the information you need, then make the best decision you can. Don’t let the fear of being less than perfect stop you. Remember, good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

9. Concentrate on a hobby.

Being crappy at six languages won’t do you a lot of good. Being able to play chopsticks on the piano unfortunately doesn’t make you a musician. If there’s something you’re interested in, go all out! When you master something, you have something to be proud of. Something to talk about. Something you understand and love.

10. Mange your time

A simple mistake most of us make is that we do all the right things…we just don’t do them in the right order or we spend too much time on the unimportant or during our most mentally productive hours.Instead of trying to restructure your entire day’s routine, just see where you’re not really doing all that you could be doing with it.

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