To be a good specialist you must be genuinely interested in what you are doing
Автор: Ирина Нестерова
Рубрика: Английский язык
Нестерова И.А. To be a good specialist you must be genuinely interested in what you are doing [Электронный ресурс] // Образовательная энциклопедия ODiplom.ru
Some people may think that if you are a generalist rather than a specialist then you aren’t good at anything; just kind of good at everything. This is a terrible way to look at it.
If you want to be a real specialist in something, choose what you like and what you are good at. But in what way have you be interested in your profession? Where is the border between deep knowledge and professionalism and superficial knowledge? These are questions you may ask yourself several times during the lifetime process of career planning. But there are things you can do now to make that process easier and more productive.
If you want to be a real specialist you have to be a well educated person. An educated person is not just one who has finished a formal form of education. An educated person is one who acquired common sense, a set of values, a sense of justice, and a conscientious attitude towards their environment. Moreover, a real specialist finds out more about his profession. Besides, general human values are important to the person, who is a real specialist. Values may include: honesty, frankness, reliability, and a respect for others. The later is of utmost importance. If a person respects others, they will generally respect him.
If you want to be a good specialist, you have to read special literature. You have read news about your profession. In addition you have to be interested in new technology which improves you work. You have spent a lot of money and energy to study something new and important. But you must not forget that your life is not only your work.
There's one more thing to be noted being a specialist isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. By being a specialist you run the risk of not challenging yourself enough, not keeping up with the times, and becoming antiquated.