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Old 11-09-2012, 07:55 AM   #145
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Originally Posted by HowlingMad View Post
Now, where are they? How do I find them? How do I market myself to someone I don't know for a job that may not exist yet? I welcome your ideas.
Not sure your field, but being a problem solver is pretty effective way of marketing a "generalist" in any field. At least, it's worked for me... of course, you have to have enough depth to be able to solve difficult problems, so it's pretty important to at least gain some level of focus on the areas you're interested in. For instance, I'm an electrical engineer (by day... muhuhahaha) and focus on medical devices. Even though I'm not really a digital or analog guy I've made myself useful by knowing how to do enough of each and being really good at product development in general. That, and getting a bit lucky of course.

So... uh... specialize in your generality. Yeah, that's it...

I suck at career counseling.
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