Late Nights with Trav and Los

Should you Specialize or Generalize in your Career?

Episode Summary

Trav brings up some positives and negatives about specializing or generalizing in your career.

Episode Notes

Should I generalize or specialize in my career?

Reagan Quote

“I believe designers are all designers not just one type. An organization does this (narrow a designers scope) to help better define the individual and role but in reality a designer should understand many roles”

I think it mostly comes down to personality. We have two things here. The first is who you are, as a person. What are your interests and skills. What do you have to offer and what makes you happy.

Then the second thing is what the world needs. Or rather, what do the people that you know what have money need. It’s easier to hire a specialist at a big company. A small company can use a generalist more.

To it really comes down to you, what can you do, and what do you want?

I’ve got some specific talking points here that we can argue over.

  1. It’s Easier to Specialize

  2. Income generation

  3. Job Security

  1. Personal Satisfaction