Building up your knowledge and continued professional development is a good way of assisting with your career progression – whether it is in the early stages by helping you get on the ladder or helping you get a promotion or a client.
Knowledge is a commodity and any employee worth their salt should have both skills and knowledge. Do you have both?
What is the difference between Knowledge and Skill?
- Knowledge refers to learning concepts, principles and information.
- Skill refers to the ability of using that information and applying it in a context.
I tend to think of knowledge as “Things I learned during my degree” or “things I can read in books” and skills as “things that allow me to do my job”. Knowledge is usually required to put your skills into practice, but skills (or sometimes a combination of both) are what make you good at your job.
As part of your career development plan – you should sell your knowledge not just your skills.
Discuss: which is more important in your chosen career – knowledge, skills or both in equal measures?