Today's post is inspired by a question asked to me by a college student. At the end of last year I made a post about how to find a job. So has my opinion on the subject of experience changed, if not why have I written a whole post on the subject? Well read on to find out.
I'm not going to make you read until the end to tell you my take on experience. It all depends on the situation, sucks but that's my answer. In the work place experience can be both good and bad. We all know that experience helps you land jobs. My managerial experience helps me land higher paying positions than someone without the experience. That sounds like a good thing so now let me tell you why experience can end up biting you in the behind. Experience can make you over qualified for some positions and employers don't always hire over qualified candidates. Why, because they are afraid that you want to take their position. I want to do a little exercise, think back to all of your previous jobs. I want you to think of that one employee who worked with the company for the most years. Now think about how these workers reacted to changes within the company. From what I observed in all of my jobs, these employees reacted poorly to change. That's why most of them receive severance packages because they are unable to adapt to change. All of their years of experiences has molded them and their habits which has in term hurt them.
Experience is hit or miss in the traditional workplace but this is 2018 and there's is many different ways of making money. If you are a creative EXPERIENCE IS KEY. Let me first define what a creative is. If you are a writer, singer, artist, videographer, photographer or anyone that creates content you are a creative. I fit into the definition of a creative and I've noticed the difference experience makes. Have you never heard that you get better at something the longer you do it. When I first started producing content such as the Books By Josh Show I honestly sucked at it. The audio quality wasn't there and the content was mediocre; however I just released episode 20 and it is better in all aspects. The reason why it is better than the first episode is because I have gained experience from recording nineteen other episodes. The more I write the better I get at writing because that's how we develop skills.
There is a great book about experience called Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice by Matthew Syed. In this book it talks about the ten thousand hour concept which is it takes that many hours to become an expert in something. Take my father for example he drove tractor trailers for over twenty five years, he an expert driver. Before driving tractor trailers he had already about ten years of driving under his belt. My driving is not on the same level as my father because I don't have the same amount of hours put in. This book has many examples of to importance of experience so I recommend giving it a quick read.
That's it for this post, like I said in the beginning the answer was not that simple. I might revisit this topic later on in video or audio form. I might have a discussion with one of my peers to see if their opinion is similar to my own.
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