Comments on: The rise of the generalist https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/consulting-2/2015/12/the-rise-of-the-generalist/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Sat, 21 Mar 2020 02:10:23 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/consulting-2/2015/12/the-rise-of-the-generalist/#comment-66930 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:09:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=7642#comment-66930 In reply to Theresa.

Thanks for your comments Theresa. I’d say that employers are looking for people who can solve problems for them, and recruiters are quick to pigeon-hole potential candidates into traditional categories. I think the trick is to focus on what it is you have/do that is pretty unique and fulfills a need that may not be immediately apparent or fit into a familiar paradigm. Once you’ve figured out what that is (not a trivial exercise!), concentrate on marketing this relatively unique problem-solving ability/skillset to those who may have a need for it.

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By: Theresa https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/consulting-2/2015/12/the-rise-of-the-generalist/#comment-66929 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:13:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=7642#comment-66929 Thanks for your insight, that is a really interesting piece. I am currently looking for a new contract and I am finding my generalist background (within a single sector, comms/marketing/events), is really holding me back. I feel employers/recruiters are looking for specialists. I have also been hearing a lot lately you should focus yourself on one thing and become known for it. Your article brings up a lot of the great points of what a broad background can provide though, which I totally agree!

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