Overcoming Shortcomings During a Job Interview

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Employment Gap

A number of professionals and recent graduates have gaps in their resumes. Whether they took six months to travel abroad or simply couldn’t find a job, it’s not uncommon for people to have gaps.

In the case you have a gap in your resume, employers want to know what you accomplished during that timeframe. The best way to explain the gap in your resume is to be honest and talk about the skills you gained during unemployment.

No matter how hard you try, sometimes things just don't go the way you plan. Be it family, work, or education, we're not perfect. Things happen.

Heather Huhman, writing for Glassdoor, points out that "the reality is, nearly every professional has had an experience where they made a mistake or missed a deadline." These flaws can make securing employment more difficult, but by showing how you've improved as a professional and what you've learned from each experience, it is possible to keep past mistakes from ruining your chances for success.

The point of a job interview is to assess your capabilities, as well as your potential. Explaining how you've overcome and moved beyond past difficulties can show a hiring manager that you might be just the right person for the job. In this slideshow, Huhman has identified common flaws job candidates might face and ways to explain them during a job interview.

 

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