Asking for help

At the start of another working week it got me thinking what the next 5 days will bring and what I’ll learn. The answer is that it could be anything due to the varied and diverse nature of recruitment.  However an undeniable fact is that how much I learn, and the depth of this, will be greatly increased if I ask questions and request help from experienced colleagues.

In the past I have struggled to seek counsel from my peers for fear of looking stupid, a kind of social phobia if you will.  Many others may have gone through something similar.  You may be asking what makes me think I can give out advice on this matter.  The response to this is – not much really, I don’t have a PhD in behavioural science, but what I do know is that in my last few working years I have learnt more than my previous 20 by asking questions and seeking guidance from my contemporaries.

At the end of the day you don’t know what you don’t know, and the only way of gaining knowledge is to be educated by those who do have this knowledge, whether that be through face to face interaction or their written word.

So don’t suffer in silence, ask questions and seek help where you can because in the long run your future self will be glad you did.  Then maybe one day you’ll be the one doing the helping.

 

Adam Williams

Technical & Engineering Consultant

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