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4 Common Job Candidate Weaknesses — and How to Put a Positive Spin On Them

by Catherine Conlan


Tags: candidate job weakness Rangoon



Everybody has a weakness of some sort — the challenge comes when that weakness interferes with your job search. There are ways to turn your weakness into a strength and eliminate red flags when you’re job hunting. Here are four common job candidate weaknesses and what you can do to mitigate them.

Little experience

 
A top weakness we see in applicants is too little experience in a field. But if you have little to no experience for a position, highlight your skills and traits that show you can learn quickly.
 
Inexperience can be an advantage because you can always train skills, just not personality. Focus on experiences you've had in a group setting, school, etc. and use those
advantages to show your capacity in skills for a job.
 
This weakness can show up when someone is looking to change careers, but it’s simply a question of framing. For example, running a class of fourth-graders became ‘managing multiple concurrent projects.’ If you really dig into the experience you have there are takeaway skills. The more those can be tailored to the firm you are applying to, the better.

Work history gap
 
This weakness can be a little more difficult to manage, because you have to work on it as soon as the gap begins because of a layoff or resignation. Volunteering and taking classes to boost your skills as ways to fill empty time on your résumé should help. No one who reads your résumé knows whether you are being paid for these efforts or not, but the fact that you are engaged in several efforts shows you are working at your career, developing new knowledge and skills, and have energy for more than one focal point.

Job hopping
 
While both employers and employees don’t expect rookie-to-retirement work with one employer, hopping jobs too quickly can make you look like you’re not willing to commit.
 
A weak match
 
If you find a dream opportunity with your ideal employer, but feel like your skills just aren’t the right fit, give it a try anyway. Rather than assume you don't fit perfectly into what they're looking for, build a case as to why you are the ideal candidate to solve their problem. The résumé is your opportunity to break down why the professional experience you've had until now is relevant and valuable.

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