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Day 17 - Nine top tips on how to argue with yourself effectively

My View

My view, which i would, if possible, like to change is that i feel i am in an employable black spot.
  • I don't feel my skills are specific enough or up to date enough for the industry I'm in.
  • I feel I'm at an age, anyway, where i would find it extremely difficult to compete with younger people with the same experience.


Counter Argument

  • Have you made any skills comparisons?
  • Do you know what the industry really wants?
  • Where does the assumption come from that your skills are not enough to make you employable. Someone has been employing you for the last five years?
  • Do you have other skills that may be of value?
  • Even if your skills may not be up to date is it possible to update them?
  • Are there skills that may be specific to someone of your age that would be advantageous over someone younger?
  • Is this the industry you want anyway?
  • If this isn't the industry you want, do you have skills that would be advantageous in another type of occupation?

Day 17 - Nine top tips on how to argue with yourself effectively
1 How did you feel? I feel that I've argued myself out of an industry.
2 In what way did you find the challenge useful?
Remember even if the challenge was negative this is an excellent learning for yourself.
It's always useful to see things that are only half thought written down.
3 What insight did you gain? Firstly I am making assumptions based mostly on hearsay, but more importantly, the real truth is that i think I might be right, but I don't care that much.
4 What did you learn about yourself? That I'm in the wrong industry and i know it.