The SPS blog has been re-running several posts from our job search series, in the hopes of helping our Bachelor of Professional Studies' graduates - and all recent graduates - with their job search.
Job interviews can be nerve wracking all-around, but for adult students, an interview can present scenarios that are particularly anxiety-inducing. Whether you have a large gap in your employment history, are embarking on a new career, or are self-conscious about being in-and-out of school over the years, you may be concerned about how to address your shortcomings in an interview setting.
A prospective employer will generally only schedule an interview with someone who is a viable candidate. If you have been honest on your resume, your shortcomings are usually already apparent, and the interviewer will be looking for you to assure them that you are the right professional for the position.
Below, we’ll address several possible scenarios, demonstrating how you can put a positive spin on your less-than-ideal experiences.