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Discussion on: Jack Of All Trades or Master of One?

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Alexis Benamar

Great article ! I saw myself in practically every line you wrote, as this has always been a struggle for me, and sometimes even turned against me.

Even though it may be seen as a flaw, I strongly believe you are better off being a jack of all trades. Why ? because it means you are being curious at everything. You let your curiosity drive you and ultimately, that will pay off, as you can adapt to a lot of different scenarios.

I found out that it also meant you are always open about suggestion and always be willing to learn. This can be a huge perk during an interview.

It is not forbidden to do what you love doing. And in the end, you don't have to "pick one technology and master it" as some would say: you will eventually and naturally find something you enjoy doing a bit more than the rest. This is what got me in web development, after years of hesitation when I was asked what to do next.

Can you imagine someone saying: "No, you can't learn that because you've already learned enough" ?
Me neither.

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Katie Adams Author • Edited

Ironically, I can also empathise with your comment a lot too. I'm also settling more towards web development (quite by accident too, as I used to be rubbish at the design sort of thing). This leaves me very hopeful that I'll be as open minded and willing to learn as you've suggested I will. :)

Can you imagine someone saying: "No, you can't learn that because you've already learned enough" ?
Me neither.

Killer ending to a killer comment. :D