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Discussion on: Who's the Better Hire? - Jack of All Trades OR Master of One

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stiby • Edited on

Good article. What you need is a balance where someone is a master of one thing but can as the saying goes turn there hand to anything. This is referred to as T shaped, as in the virtical line depects the depth of knowledge, skill and experience in a specific area whilst the horizontal depects the breadth which is more shallow.

I look for depth of skill, experience, knowledge in areas which will compliment the teams and business requirements. Though each team member needs a breadth of skills and experience and finally an aptitude to learn new things.