All or nothing. It seems to be the way of the world. But it’s no way to manage your career. In baseball, a home run is the best thing you can do as a hitter. You take a big swing, you feel th…
Larry Kunz writes an excellent article today on his blog, which I think reflects my own experiences as well. The job market has been crazy for several years now, and the one question I’m constantly asking myself is, “What can I learn next? What skill am I missing? What do I need to learn to make myself more viable as a serious job candidate?” I’ve often made the argument that specialization is not good, but rather being a generalist is–or a specialist in multiple areas. In this article, Larry appears to be making the same argument from his experiences. This is especially important as technical communicators, when the parameters of what technical communication is seems to be constantly shifting around as technology and digital needs change.
I feel that “all or nothing” that Larry describes often. That’s why I’m constantly trying to figure out how to find some new pitching strategies to make me an ace pitcher, so to speak.
What do you think? Generalist or specialist? Include your comments below.