Specialization can help you stand out, last longer

03/19/2012 | Harvard Business Review online

Although exploring different interests early in your career is smart, you can't keep your options open forever, Daniel Gulati writes. When you glimpse a career path that matches up with your talents, pursue it even at the expense of other opportunities. "The choice between staying general and specializing is a difficult one, but often, the specialist wins. Those who successfully typecast themselves can seize new job opportunities, deliver value quickly, and move forward with confidence," Gulati writes.

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