Juggling Careers: A Possibility for the Multi-Talented

Become the master of all your trades

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Have you ever heard the expression jack of all trades, master of none?

Its been the long-time belief that having many talents and nurturing them all will prevent you from being great at one. For a gifted person, who may want to explore all of their talents by having multiple career pursuits, this is somewhat limiting. The key to making anything work, including juggling multiple careers, is having a plan.

Brazen Careerist explains some ways that a jack of all trades can actually make it work for the 9 to 5.

1. Play to Your Strengths

You don’t want a career that will require you to perform one skill repeatedly. As a multipotentialite, this will not be fulfilling. Instead, look for a career that requires you to use skills like idea synthesis, lateral thinking and fast skill acquisition in your daily work. These are qualities that come about naturally as a result of having a diverse background. They are what I refer to as the multipotentialite super powers.

If you are good at translating between modes of thought, for example, then working as a researcher or project manager might be fulfilling, since it would involve working with groups in different areas and bringing a larger vision to life.

If you enjoy synthesizing disparate ideas, then an interdisciplinary field like architecture, which combines design and engineering, or a career in the arts like documentary filmmaking or media production, might be a good choice.

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