When applying for a job and individual lists their accomplishments and qualifications to impress those who will be looking at a resume. A person does not have a second chance to make a first impression, so it is important to "show off" to be noticed.
When Jesus asked the disciples to follow him there was no interview process, they were asked and it was up to them to make the decision to follow. The people Jesus asked to follow is not what you would expect. How does this impact you and I today? If you are a follower of Christ the question is not, "How far along are you in the journey?" But rather, "Are you following?"