Specialization is Overrated – Be a Generalist, Ladies

Posted March 2, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Career Moves

Are you a specialist? Or a generalist? And which is “better”? In the past, developing a specialization all but guaranteed you a job. But in today’s job market, it’s safe to say a specialization may make it more difficult to land a job, not less. Brazen Careerist agrees with me in their recent article, “Specialization is Overrated: Why You’ll Benefit from Being Kinda Good at Many Things.

Overall, those in today’s job market should make themselves generally marketable in their field. Give yourself the “up-the-ante” factor of being an expert in your field, not just in your job.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."