Why do you need to be a Jack of all trades even if you are the master of one ?

By Stride Ahead

Did you ever struggle when you graduated from your school or college and needed to find the perfect job that matched your skills? Do you often worry that you might not have enough skills to land you job opportunities? If yes, the reason behind it is the diverse skill sets which are required when you step into your career world. We have to remember that when we’re just starting out, we need to possess as many future-insured and employable skills as we can. It is easier to streamline them according to our jobs afterwards, than starting out with very few. 

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Adaptability is the basic necessity which is demanded in a professional space as well as in a personal one. You must have encountered the situations in your personal space where you have seen your mother overlooking you at your studies, career prospects or other areas, at the same time she must be dealing with other responsibilities which rely on her. Your father survives his work pressure, his finances and at the same time, he’ll be present on your special occasions. 

Now, if your personal life demands such diverse situations, work pressures and the activities involved in it, then why not your academic or professional life? When you are in a school, you must have seen the head-girl or the head-boy doing numerous activities at a time and still getting time to look after themselves. Or in an office your colleagues winding up their work within a deadline and still living their life to the best. 

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The reason behind these situations is nothing but being “Capable of performing several activities at a time and having the skills for the same.” Knowing the art to do several activities simultaneously not only eases your work but also makes you adaptable to diverse situations.  

“Jack of all trades and master of none” is an old saying now because in today’s times, you need to be a jack in several segments of your life if you wish to outwit your competitors.   

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Of course, you will not be equally efficient in all the activities you do, but having the adequate skills of “How to do it?” makes your work easier. It is not necessary that your proficiency level in a particular activity will be the same as the other person. You may be absolutely good in management and another person will be good at handling uncertainties. It’s totally fine, but it would benefit your organisation as a whole if 90% of their employees know the work which comprises 80% of their activities. 

The art of doing diverse activities at a time not only makes you efficient but proactive as well! But the major question which may strike in your mind is “How will I be able to do all these things at a time?” Well, you don’t learn all the things at a time. To learn something and implement it takes time. 

Make sure you start with this thing at your earliest. You need to have a multidisciplinary approach while you educate yourself and later apply it in your professional life. 

Being a specialist will always be appreciated, having mastery in doing your work always leads to obtainable results. It enhances your career but knowing other skills will enhance not only your resume but your professional life as well!  

Not sure where to start? First, you need to analyse : 

  • Your skill sets 
  • Your Emotional Quotient (EQ) 
  • Your Soft skills 

Where do you stand in your emotional strength and adaptability to emotionally stressful work environments? Can you beat the professional heat and come out on top? Find out right now with our Emotional Quotient Assessment!

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These are the most basic parameters which you need to analyse to get the insights of where you are today and in which direction you have to work on. 

“It is far better to be a generalist rather than a specialist at just one skill” 

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To make your work easier, Stride Ahead is there to help you in your career journey. With our proprietary data-driven assessments on your dynamic skills set and traits, you’ll get the real, scientific, and comprehensive insights of your career capabilities. Our assortment of impactful Career Mentors and Industry Experts give you real-time guidance through which you can develop the required skills for your flourishing career. 

Can’t wait to find out your hidden talents and skills? Get in touch with us now! 

Get started with Stride Ahead and chase your dreams in full swing! Visit www.strideahead.in and transform your career roadmap today!

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