Hi all members,
If you have a choice now, will you choose to learn a skill that is unique and specialised but less widely sought after or master the common skills which you have now?
My thought is that if you choose an unique skill, you have few competitors in selection process, more bargaining power for salary increase or promotion. The bad thing is the skill is not widely sought. At least, the related job advs do not appear every week. The investment is high return but also high risk (emerging market stock?).
If you plan to master the common skills, you can see related job advs almost everyday, but the employers have plenty of candidates to choose from (absolute return fund?).
I doubt that I explain it clearly. Let me give some examples of the unique and specialised skill (not technical): investor relationship manager, carbon trading specialist... Some examples of rather common skills are sales and marketing manager, accountant, ...
Any thought to share?