A lot of employers are starting to ask for T-Shaped Skills 

That's great for me since I've always been T-Shaped

T-Shaped persons are typically life long learners, better at teamwork and collaboration, and are analytical thinkers and problem solvers.  The concept of T-shaped skills, or T-shaped persons is a metaphor used to describe the abilities of persons in the workforce. (Wikipedia)

  • The vertical bar on the T represents the depth of related skills and expertise in a single field,
  • The horizontal bar is the ability to collaborate across disciplines with experts in other areas and to apply knowledge in areas of expertise other than one's own. (Wikipedia)



For more on the T-Shaped metaphor, read this article by IDEO CEO Tim Brown (opens in a new tab)