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 the author of "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works" and a career expert who believes in order to be empowered in your career, you must be surrounded with resources and a network that both supports and challenges you. Marcy began her own networking journey as a professional fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, honed those skills as a fundraising consultant, and in 2012 networked her way to nearly 1 million readers as the CEO of the professional development website Career Girl Network.


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