As you continue to think of ways to improve your skills and marketability, have you determined how you’d like to stand out?
Maybe a lighthearted juggling example…
You’re in a classroom of students all learning how to juggle 3 soft round balls.
After graduation, you and 20 new jugglers are now looking for your 1st juggling gig.
1 or 2 students get lucky and land a position being a part time juggler at kid’s birthday events.
Probably not the type of opportunity everyone had in mind before taking the class.
The remainder of the students aren’t having much luck.
But if outside of those normal class hours, you decided to work on juggling knives or bowling balls or sticks of fire.
Maybe, you even decided to learn how to juggle while riding a unicycle.
Well, those types of jugglers are more skilled, unique, and not quite as common.
Now, the chances of you getting a call from a national circus group to be a full time juggler are much higher.
They see that you’re very dedicated to your craft; doing more than was taught in the classroom.
No easy feat, but the patience, discipline and inner confidence to work through the learning process on skills that were challenging and not scripted, can help set you apart.