I am at the end of a two year engineering graduate role in which I was encouraged to rotate through different departments and disciplines to find our niche, and gain exposure to the company.
During these rotations I have covered a wide range of skills, whilst remaining relatively focussed in discipline: I have had systems engineering, research and development, test and evaluation, and modelling roles all within the field of RF engineering. However each placement only lasted 3 months.
At the end of this I am finding it very hard to say I have learned x, or I have 2 years experience in the field of y, as any prospective employer would say that I have only actually had 3 months experience in their desired role.
I am aware that there was huge value in the rotations, and I do not necessarily regret it, but has it hindered my ability to get a specialist role, and how do I best represent the positive aspects to a prospective employer? (I am not trying to leave at the moment, but it is occupying my thoughts more often recently)
How do I optimise my CV for early-career (2-3 years experience required) specialist positions with a CV that shows only 3 months specialist, and 21 months generalist.