Batter Up Your Weaknesses

In baseball, batters who struggle to hit a curveball must always be ready for that pitch.

Gabriel Lucas

Dec 15, 2020

Batter Up Your Weaknesses

In job seeking, if you possess an obvious qualification gap, you should expect endless questions on that potentially uncomfortable topic. For example, if you’re applying to be a nonprofit CFO but don’t have any experience in public accounting or business office management, don’t be surprised or frustrated when every interviewer asks you about these gaps. Although there’s no magical answer, anticipate that curveball by overly rehearsing your talking points in advance. Don't just wing it or think that your other talents will sufficiently compensate. Just like the baseball player who only practices fastballs in the cage, an aspiring job seeker who doesn’t practice tough questions will likely strike out when it matters most.

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