Several times, we tend to think that having a perfect CV is a function of having great working experiences in the choicest companies or having the well known hard skills in tech. But that’s not altogether true. Of course, if you have an opportunity to work in a Fortune 500 company and be mentored by the best tutors in the world, that’ll be awesome. But if you don’t have that opportunity, kindly start with the little things you find around you.
I think of the young man David in the Bible that came to the war front to deliver food to his brothers. He was not part of the people that were conscripted into the fight, but he was moved to join because of the insults of Goliath.
Despite his goodwill, he had to demonstrate that he’d be able to fight; that he had been on the war front before.
Unfortunately, he hadn’t any experience of war. But in his favour was his brief but rich CV – short but dense with several small experiences of rescuing his sheep, killing the lion and the bear, being a good shepherd, focus on his job, discipline in service and determination. Saul agreed and asked him to join in. And he proved himself.
When Saul was possessed with an evil spirit, David was also called in to serve him songs. Why? In his CV was an ability to play the harp and make sweet music. His little skills and experiences made room for him and brought him before King Saul. In years to come, David would ascend the throne of Israel as king.
Begin with those little experiences, hone your skills while working in that small firm, learn from that small group, and soon you’ll be called to serve kings.
Each one of those little experiences will eventually count. They may seem irrelevant now but they’ll be relevant for what God has called you to become tomorrow.