act-like-an-expert-butI have been running my resume writing business and writing this blog for almost 7 years now.  The time has flown and there’s a lot that I have learned over the years.

There’s a lot that I know now that comes instinctively.  Once I know the type of role that a client is looking for, I have an immediate feel for the types of phrases that I should be utilising to position them for their ideal position.

But there’s still more to learn.

There are new developments that I need to stay aware of.

There are skills that I can continue to hone and things that I can become more efficient in.

There are still moments when I say to myself, “That’s good to know, I’ll have to remember that for later.”

It feels like an ongoing apprenticeship and that’s a good thing.

The day that I feel like I know all that I need to learn is the day that I become complacent and start going backwards.

Of course, the same is true for every vocation.

I don’t want to see a doctor who thinks that what she learned in university will keep her going throughout her career.

I don’t want my mechanic to fix cars the same way he did 20 years ago.

So whatever you’re doing, consider it an ongoing apprenticeship.

Never stop learning.

Act like an expert, but have the mindset of an apprentice.