I always have this question, but never really get it resolved: for a entry-level job seeker, is being a specialist in a better position than a generalist?
Now this question is more urgent than it ever was to me. I'm a second year MUP student, and trying to figure out how to spend this year before I graduate. I'm mostly a quant person, good at handling data (stats and econometrics that kinda stuff), GIS, economic/financial analysis and transportation modeling. And I'm comfortable, actually pretty good at technical writing. But when it comes to regulations and law, politics, participatory planning, people managing, negotiation, etc. I am WEAK.
Ironically, I was approached by an HR of a bank on LinkedIn the other day. He considered my profile a good fit for their quantitative strategy analyst position and would like to talk to me if I'm interested. Considering the gloomy job market, I said yes to him. But I really want to get my first job in planning, not finance.
Anyone share(d) similar concerns/situations?