Overcoming Shortcomings During a Job Interview

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Job Hopping

While most employers are open-minded about job hopping, some hiring managers might wonder why you worked for an employer for only three months.

If you’re asked about the frequency of employment changes in your resume, highlight the skills you gained, as well as any accomplishments achieved in each position.

It’s also important to explain how these skills and accomplishments prepared you for the position you’re interviewing for. This way, you can show the employer how you’ve gained valuable experience despite only being with an employer for a short period of time.

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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