What is an expert?
Someone asked me the other day, “what are you an expert at?” I had to stop and think. I have done lots of different things over the years, but am I an expert?
Expert: a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority: a language expert.
People- I have dealt with all kinds of people in all kinds of situations over the years. Some say I am a people person. The DISC assessment testing says I am a communicator. I am good at communicating information or ideas. ?
Advertising- I have 12 years experience as a Yellow Page advertising sales representative. I have build thousands of ads over the years. Each one being different and I have become very good at building content and designing ads that get results.
Business planning- I have done 4 complete business plans. Two were for my businesses and two where for others. All were very good. I actually had the banker tell me that it was the best business plan he had seen in 20 years.
Goal setting- I have been setting goals for over 15 years. I have seen many of these goals become reality.
I am not trying to pat myself on the back. These are experiences I have had that may qualify me as an expert.
What are you an expert at?
Write it out as I have. Does your resume reflect these things. Does your employer know this about you?
This is a great tool to help build your self image and your professionalism.
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