Apprenticeship Blog: Use Your Title

Hello and welcome back to Benderson’s blog! This week we will be discussing another Apprenticeship Pattern that is important to anyone getting a job and is afraid of being ridiculed for your lack of information to work in a computer science job. This pattern is called “Use Your Title” and it discusses being promoted into a role such as “Senior/Architect” of a business and how to approach such a role in a job. You may feel like that you don’t deserve this job or you’re not right for the job but you got to believe in yourself to succeed and be the best you can be. The pattern talks about not letting the title affect you from your performance and just keep doing you and if you doing you gets the job done than that is all that matters in the end. The pattern also talks about the other side of the coin where if you have an unimpressive job title but all your buddies have a cool upper job level and are succeeding, don’t let that distract you from working hard at your job and feeling like you deserve better. You’re doing the best you can and when your time comes, you will be called up and if it doesn’t happen then just find another job that appreciates you as much as you think you deserve. The pattern suggests in the end that you write down a long and descriptive version of your job title and reflect on it and what it means to you and you will see if you’re right for the job.

This apprenticeship pattern really hits home to me as I feel like I won’t know enough to get a job at any level and hold it long enough to make myself big in the business. That could me just not having enough confidence in myself which is probably the case. This pattern is helpful for any kid in my position who is fighting themselves mentally trying to psych themselves out of a job that they could easily do. You’ve gone through four years of college education in the field of Computer Science for this job, don’t let yourself put you down and make you think you will not be able to do it. Also no matter the job title you get, it is still a job and if you work hard enough you will be able to climb the ladder and get to where you want to be. Thank you for joining me this week on this inspiring edition of Benderson’s blog!

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