It’s funny that this was an idea that Douglas Welch pulled out of his Career Opportunities archives a few weeks ago. He talked specifically about the need to not just be a tech generalist, but to have some specialized skills that help you stand out in certain areas.
Then new position I’m taking is really exactly that. Obviously, I’ll be picking up a boat load of skills that will be specific to working in a law firm setting, but I’ll still be spending a lot of time with general tech stuff.
Of course, at first I’ll be spending quite a lot of time learning the new stuff at first, electronic discovery, trial presentation and trial databases, but I’ll still be spending quite a bit of time troubleshooting laptops, printers, network connections, converting documents, audio and video, etc. I’m sure the link blog, if not this blog will start, to reflect more of that kind of stuff, but fear not, there should still be plenty of general tech stuff as well.
I am contemplating some new things on the site, but I’m still trying to wrap my head around exactly what I want to do. I’m not going to make any decisions, or start any work until after we get back from San Antonio. (Less than a week to that trip, I’m excited about that as well!)