I am T-Shaped. Are you too? Learn from my story.
Over the past few years there has been a term that has been tossed around recruiting teams and hiring managers to describe someone who has multiple skills or experience in a wide array of disciplines. These people are described as “T-Shaped” or sometimes referred to as a generalist. A T-shaped person has multiple skill areas (the horizontal part of the “T” letter”) and they are deep in one area (the vertical part of the “T” letter). While I personally understand T-shaped people, I don’t think it is universally understood what makes them unique and how you can’t easily assign them a singular title. This is my story on how I became T-shaped and later found the Growth.