….explaining the ‘stop gap’ job

this is tricky…when you have taken a stop gap job and it dragged on longer than you ever intended…like six months or so, you are now going to have to explain it to a hiring or interviewing authority

do this carefully and humbly…

do not justify the job flipantly by saying something like, “hey, i had to do something to put bread on the table…can’t blame me…now the market has changed and i can do better…i’m ready to leave”

that tells an employer that you would do the same thing to them…when the market gets better..no, no…

the way you explain it is like this, “well, i never intended for this job to last so long…it was meant to be a stop gap to put food on the table…however, the people were great and very nice and it seemed to go on a longer time…”

“it really isn’t a career for me and it has dead ended pretty fast…i am not growing personally…they are aware of my situation and understand that i really need to get on with my career with a very challenging opportunity as this one..”

say it humbly..then drop it…ask a new question

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