#ask #careerstories #generalists
Hey Elpha! A few years back I launched Unstuck Project where I profiled the non-linear career trajectories of different professionals. Really the goal was to dig into the question “How did you choose?“, highlighting the messy middle of how our careers play out and understanding what factors - experiences, mentors, community - have the greatest impact on our trajectories.
Fast forward a few years and I’m ready to dive back into this series. This time I’m specifically interested in connecting with professionals that define themselves as “generalists.”
While I don’t have a specific definition in mind, generalists could include professionals that avoided specializing in one area, that sought to wear multiple hats, work across multiple job functions, topics, teams, etc. The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of possible generalist career trajectories and how other generalists have navigated their careers.
I find that stories are what help us learn what’s possible. If you’re open to sharing yours (with a write-up you can share with your network if you’d like), feel free to grab a slot on my calendar or shoot me a DM. :)
*If you just want to share your story without a write-up - that’s cool too! It’s always great to connect with other Elphas. :)