re: Jack Of All Trades or Master of One? VIEW POST

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Im a firm believer in following your passion(s).

You look at everything everyone else is doing with wonder, you want to be able to do that (and that thing over there, oh and the one you saw yesterday, and that side project you looked at last week, oh and ....).

Over time you will develop a deeper knowledge of a few things you have to work on because of jobs or overwhelmingly strong interest to know about one thing etc. You will find yourself curious about more technical elements, and go deeper down the rabbit hole.

Value the ability to be able to learn quickly much higher than the ability to regurgitate technical information, Its a much more valuable skill. The ability to waffle technically will become easier the more you know about and have used.

If you have to interview, then spend a week learning the technical waffle and interview shit, then hope you really dont need it.

 

"If you have to interview, then spend a week learning the technical waffle and interview shit, then hope you really dont need it."
I love this advice so much. In fact, this whole comment is brilliant. Thank you so much. :)

 

Interviewing is a skill you can cram for. The worst thing you can do is turn up to a dream job interview having not just been to a few other interviews to find your narrative and get warmed up. When I am looking for new roles I deliberately say yes to the first call to interview simply to practice even if the role looks far less than ideal. One day that might turn up a great role by pure luck but it always has me come out of the first interview thinking ”I am so rusty at this why didn't I say X and Y?”. I always feel more relaxed and better able to articulate my latest skills and experience at the next interview.

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