Tuesday, June 2, 2015

201102687 Lee, Jun Ki / Man for the Job (Final Draft) / Thur 1-3pm

In your case, do you think 'what you want to' do and 'what you are good at doing' are same? Or are they different?  For me, I can say that I am lucky to find them perfectly matching. The job I am trying for, diplomat, requires 3 characteristic broad-mindedness, sociability, and talking skills. These 3 skills are main abilities to do the job of diplomacy, and surely they are something I am very confident at.


                  Firstly, broad-mindedness is a vital key to be a diplomat. Diplomats should be able to accept any culture that are existing without any prejudice. They have to interact with other nations without any personal feelings and stereotypes. For diplomat, I think any culture should be considered 'different', not good or bad. I myself can confidently say that I have the broad-mindedness. Broad-mindedness is nothing difficult, but people usually have trouble when faced with difference in relationship or interaction. However, I never say that I can or cannot 'understand' some culture. When I 'try to understand', it already means that I am trying to judge them by my own standards. I just take them as how they are. I accept things as just how they are. If you think like this, there is no good or bad among differences. This is one thing I gained from overseas experience, and when someone steps up to you overcoming all the differences, it is a good start to a long relationship. I believe it would be basically same among nations. Simply, in a relationship, you should not reject anyone or any nations in diplomats' case.


                  Secondly, sociability is very important ability for a diplomat. Diplomat is professional at dealing with people from various backgrounds. For them they need to be able to associate with every citizen of world. Getting close with other people is a base for the field of diplomacy. Sociability is another characteristic that I have. I personally love meeting new people, and when I meet new people, it does not end by meeting them once or twice. I try to build personal tie with others once I met them. I basically try to be friend with them. The best part is that I enjoy this process. For example, I would start the class alone, but when the course ends, I always end up making 2 or 3 friends inside the class. If it is about meeting and knowing other people, I am the man for the job. Diplomats are representatives of a nation. When they get along well with others, it gives an impression that their nation would also be friendly. Now, you did not rejected anybody, it is time to start a relationship


                  Lastly, diplomat is should be a specialist in talking skills. Their main job is to talk the ways so that many nations could collaborate together. Negotiation and talking skill is the above all necessity for a diplomat. Your job is to persuade other to work along with you or your nation. I have always had interest and skill in persuading people. I have enrolled in debating clubs ever since high school, and I have attended in many debate or speech events. I have always enjoying participating in a talk-based contests or events. I know how to talk through people. I can object to something without disturbing others, and I can send a crystal clear message in a more plausible way. To me persuading a person is an exciting task. This means that now you made the relationship, make them yours.


                  In conclusion, to be a diplomat, sociability, broad-mindedness, and conversational skills are needed, and I have always thought that I have those abilities. .All of the international diplomacy skills are just larger version of interpersonal relation skills. Basically all the skills that diplomats need is about making a relationship with others and making them stand on your side Diplomat will not be an easy job, but its importance is growing as a result of globalization. After all, one thing I can be certain about is that I will be able to 'enjoy' being a diplomat.


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