Jack of all trades

What has happened to "Jacks"? It is amazing how quick things can change.

I saw this article and it made me think, do we really know for what we are asking? Whatever happened to overlapping coverage?

"Jack or Jane of all trades, master of none" is a figure of speech used in reference to a person that is competent with many skills but is not necessarily outstanding in any particular one. If you agree to this definition then what is happening to jacks in our job market?

You say it is just a "figure of speech"? Recruiters are not looking for a jack-of-all-trades. Nobody wants one, what are you saying?

Clearly define your Job Goals? They're looking for an expert at a particular position. Well, who and what defines an expert?

It's essential to focus your search. Decide what you really want to do. And be specific.

Here are the things you should nail down:

• A targeted Job Title. - What's wrong with theirs?
• Location - Where do you want to work? Are you willing to move? Where to? Yes, yes and yes, if the money is right!
• Industry - Can you perform your function in another industry? Are you willing to? - Why not do you want this job, how much, show me?

Next, write a powerful branding statement. What is a branding statement? Now everyone runs out and start redoing resumes? You can train a monkey, either you want me or you don't.

I poke a bit of fun here, but the principles remain the same. If this principle is so tried and true, how and why do we have so many unqualified people in key positions? I don't want to sling mud but just think about that? Why is our economy on a down turn?

It sounds as if we are looking for the guy who can do the least amount of work? "Jack of all trades, master of none", well, who really is a "Master of Any Single Trade? I know the negative side of Jacks and Janes, but where is the positive side? Where is the more you can do for yourself, the more you save attitude? Where is the incentive to become Masters in multiple fields? Why does not getting something so simple and important as a job hinge on how well you can tell the truth?

Are you saying you do not want any older people in the job market? As we grow in life that is exactly what happens, we become "Jacks and Janes of all trades, master of none". Further, and if I cannot do it, I will hire someone who can.

"Jack and Janes of all trades, master of none, are better than masters of one". By working together, you show a small change can make a major difference, truly changing lives.

Live a little, learn a lot!

(((your inner voice.com)))

Chrismon Tree!

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