I need to become more articulate
November 17, 2010 5:10 PM Subscribe
I have a lot of trouble expressing myself in clear and effective language, especially technically, which is hurting me in my job search.
posted by anonymous to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Though this applies to every aspect of my life, this is especially problematic in interview for jobs. I am a skilled web developer, but I can't talk shop and explain concepts clearly in English (my first and only language). This really hurts, as I come across as not knowing things I do know.
I don't have any friends or family members that do any job remotely technical, so I can't have practice interviews/conversations with anyone I know.
I know I can't fix this overnight, but I also need a job, so I need to know the best ways to handle this in the meantime. So I'm mostly looking for immediate-term hacks, but ways to fix this long-term are also welcome.
I'm alright with coming across as weird/quirky/whatever, I just don't want to come across as clueless/unskilled/low-skilled/etc.