The thought of attending a competition is a bit of a roller coaster. In one second, the brain can be like, “Should I? Do I have the time? What if I’m not good enough?” and in the next second, it could be all, “This seems easy! I’m going to win! Give me the prize already!”
The brain is complex and can be annoying sometimes, but trying your wings in a competition is definitely worth it.
Whether it’s a physical reward or otherwise, the perks of attending a competition can help you get all the knowledge you need to move towards your goals. You might win an internship that leads to your dream job, money that can help you finance your student literature, or even funding to kickstart your own business.
Everyone can write a resume, but the ones that will make employers smile are few. Even if you don’t win, you will have a relevant and engaging story to tell in your future interviews. Talking about how an experience has taught you more about yourself and what you want to work with is music to the employer’s ears.
Searching for jobs sometimes feels like stumbling through a jungle, and often you’ll need a bit of guidance. Connections that you make while attending a competition could later be your guides when it’s time to start looking for your future workplace.
When you have been working on something for a long time, putting your time and heart and soul in your work, the thought of other people judging it might seem scary.
It’s okay to be nervous, but remember: this is your time to shine. Believing in yourself does not come naturally for everyone, but showing your skills in a competition is a great way to start.
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