"Specialisation is for Insects"
I'd not heard this quote before, but I think it's great. I'd been thinking around this topic anyway as of late because of my unexpected struggle to gain new employment this year and wondering if this is in at least part due to my CV which just screams "this person has no idea what they want to do!". Which is, of course, quite correct and as far as I'm concerned retorted with, "Well, why should I?!": No, I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up and, no, I don't see why my career choices should be limited by choices I made as a child at school.
Being a jack-of-all-trades and master-of-none is a great approach to life as far as I'm concerned. I've never understood folk who refuse to do something they are unfamiliar with because they haven't been on some official training course - just have a go and learn! I'm generally far more motivated to do something I don't know how to do than something I already know how to do. Unfortunately though, from a career point of view, it seems I'm on my own with this belief.