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How can my specific knowledge/skillset be put to good use in fields that don't need it?

How can my specific knowledge/skillset be put to good use in fields that don't need it?

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By Darko Savic on Aug 26, 2020

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Find your optimal angle and keep iterating

This is simpler said than done but there is no way around it. If you are serious about contributing to a field you will need to: 1. consider what you are good at (unique knowledge/skill set) 2. figure out a way how your knowledge/skill can have an impact on the field 3. go for it, reassess, iterate

by Dragan Otasevic on Aug 26, 2020

Keep learning and practicing

Don't put pressure on yourself. You don't have to be the best. You don't even have to be good. You just have to start learning/practicing. Don't compare yourself with anyone. You are studying/practicing because you are driven by passion. You are upgrading yourself regardless of the end result. It should be fun.

by Darko Savic on Aug 26, 2020

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Surround yourself with people who are experts in your field of interest

Find a way to be around experts in your field of interest. This might not be easy. Being a genuinely good person sometimes doesn't cut it, so find ways you could be of help to them. Never ever waste their time.

by Darko Savic on Aug 26, 2020

Understand the scope of your profession

Well, there are no easy solutions to these, but I believe there are solutions, and here is one. Either coming from us as individuals or from our teachers (in formal or informal education), we have to understand our line of work is probably not only what the current market portrays it to be. As a professional in humanities, I can verify this. So basically, this is a literal "thinking outside the box", where, e.g. what Aristotle was talking about categorization of animals, can be implemented in the broader scope of understanding the principles of categorizing, and then implementing them in a particular field.

by Anja M on Aug 29, 2020


You have a unique skill-set (experience from your field of expertise) shared by very few (or none) in the new field you are trying to enter. You start by going through the basics to achieve the goal (the latest mind-boggling question in the field). You have the latest technology to perform your basic research, which makes the process time-effective. You start solving easy problems or the initial steps that lead to the current goal. You find that some things can be performed differently, for example, simplifying the design, to make them more effective than the current version. Your past experience may help you here. By reinventing, you also avoid dependency and you can add features that you think are useful. Most importantly, you understand the stuff better by reinventing it. The insight you get can be greater than that most people from the field have. If nothing else, you can call yourself the master of two!

by Shubhankar Kulkarni on Sep 03, 2020

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