Jack of all trades and master of none. Does your professional experience have your head spinning at times because you feel like a walking computer full of random facts, information, acronyms, and processes? The great thing about having a professional career is that the experiences that you have will mold you for future opportunities in life. The people, events, venues, and resources that you are exposed to can help prepare you for more considerable opportunities down the line.
Large budgets and vast amounts of resources can be provocative to a new professional or one that has extreme company loyalty. However, one should remember that the opportunity can change at any point in time. Therefore, what do you want to be known for? What one skill will you perfect as you move through your professional career?
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