Lou provides some IA perspective on achieving balance in our career
skill sets, which complements me usual "expanding horizons" spiel:
Over on urlgreyhot, Michael Angeles blogs "How to apply for IA jobs". Extremely useful posting for those in a position to hire, as well as those looking for work.
Also reminds me of another benefit to the good old three-circle IA Venn diagram:
whether you're trying to get an IA education, hiring an IA, or building
an IA team, my advice is to strive for balance among these three
circles. (Jess McMullin and I created a more complex but also more explanatory version of this diagram here.)
Balance in disciplinary background,
whether academic or self-taught, means complementing your "major" in
one of the three circles (e.g., users, as in an HCI degree) with minors
in the other two (e.g., content--say journalism--and context--such as
organizational psychology). Same balanced approach makes sense in
choosing which methods to be proficient in as well.
I've blogged this before, so I'll just point you there.