In the inner circle, I have to be careful not to blunder out all my secrets, because that’s where the competition is. The second circle has an interesting group of people to offer: our cooperation partners.
“You are not a loser, you are a starter,” I calm her down. Starters are impulsive, creative people who constantly come up with ideas, but show little interest in completing a task. “Boring, nothing new”, an inner voice seems to tell them. Starters are by no means losers, they just need to find the right environment to be productive – or they create it themselves often enough due to their personality.
We’re talking about the same thing. Fresh graduates are reluctant to describe their skills with terms like project management since they assign such terms solely to industry. It is more helpful if you look at the substance of what you’ve been up to over the last few years; then describe it using terms that are familiar to your readers. This is not bragging, but translation work.