Article published on LinkedIn.com: March28, 2023
Why prepare for interview questions that you are a
candidate or an employer?
Obviously, this preparation helps interviewees and
recruiters to assess correctly and avoid potentially costly
understand the meaning of the word « competence, » it is
necessary to focus on two elements, namely psychological
competence, and technical skills. One does not go without the
focus on technical skills and neglect psychological skills for
fear of creating an atmosphere of instability in the moment.
A person is
psychologically competent as long as they can understand the
rights, responsibilities, risks, or benefits of decisions and
the potential consequences of what they decide. Also, she or
he has the ability to understand or communicate with others,
verbally or otherwise.
skills are the abilities and knowledge needed to perform
specific tasks. They are practical and often relate to
mechanical, computers, mathematical or scientific tasks. Some
examples include knowledge of programming languages, design
programs, mechanical equipment, or tools to accomplish tasks.
an employee or a boss, well-defined psychological and
technical skills can help foster a strong company culture to
build a better-aligned workforce to establish key competitive
differences. They also help ensure consistent performance
standards and a good working atmosphere, which can help with
employee recruitment and retention.
skills, or mental skills, are tools for the mind. This
includes skills such as positive self-talk, confidence
building, goal setting and achieving the most productive
mindset along with many other skills. Improving your
psychological skills can improve your job results and your
Psychological skills commonly examined in social and
work settings are motivation, self-reliance, positivism,
realism, being calm and relaxed in the heat of the moment,
ready for action, high energy, determined, alert, focused,
confident and responsible.
To achieve success that it is the employee or the
employer, one needs to evaluate the value of degrees received
and the knowledge obtained in the workplace by comparing
programs of study of degrees simply, because from one school
to another, they could be differences in content that could
The basic education received in primary, secondary and
university schools inculcates basic knowledge, theoretical
knowledge, which must be used to help us accumulate even more
expertise once in the labor market.
This education received, makes it possible to possess a wealth
of theoretical intellectual information. However, it must be
avoided that the student on receiving his diploma can state
that he has the
« competence »
to place himself on the path
Here, the meaning of the word in the field of work should not
being, the legally recognized ability of an authority to deal
with a question, to judge it, to perform an act, according to
determined methods. For example, a doctor who has obtained an
official certificate to practice medicine.
Competence accompanied by experience:
being, a thorough knowledge, a recognized experience in a
field, which gives the quality to someone to judge, to decide.
For example, an employee who demonstrates great skill acquired
in the field. The skill of a plumber, electrician, carpenter,
teacher, accountant, etc.
Therefore, the newly graduated student must acquire
for a certain period of time, which may even be several years, for
example, doctors and engineers.
Knowledge, know-how, expertise, skill, experience,
aptitude, and professionalism are the qualifiers of the
Go even further in your thought and remember Andrée
Maillet, « Nowadays, competence is not enough, genius even
less; you have to sell yourself. »
Education is most important for success and should be
continued throughout life. A person may think that he or she
no longer has to study or get information, but for this person
failure will creep in.
There is the school system, but there is also autodidacticism.
A person who learns by himself, who teaches himself without
the help of a teacher or an educational establishment.
Find out more about «
competence » with My Success Is Your Success. The book
through questions, quotes and reflections provides the
necessary elements to explore yourself so to shape your
success and help those around you do the same. Remember that
success is all about team efforts!
This book is the result of forty years
of experience acquired with local and international
organizations and companies and during consultancy,
change management, transition and marketing services.
personal development book was published by WebTech
Publishing and is available online in English, North
American French and European versions. For more
information and to view the flip book, visit
About the Author
ISO Pour Tous
– Le manuel
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gestion du changement en affaires – La gestion de
projet d’affaires – Le
changement POUR TOUS –
Change your future,
now! – Mon succès est votre succès.
Germain Decelles, o.s.j.
WebTech Management et Publication Incorpored