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Expert guest: How to explain shortcomings to future employers

Do you have a resume gap, a disability, an indescribable past, or a blemish that you don’t quite know how to explain to an employer in a way that puts you in a positive light? Let’s ask the expert!

No one’s perfect

Look, we all have shortcomings. Some of us have a gap in our resume that is tough to explain, others have more dramatic issues like a reputation issue.

The industry is really small, and instead of shying away from that if you have a challenge to overcome in appealing to a future employer, let’s address it head on. Before assuming you’re out of luck, let’s discuss what you can do to explain.

In the below AMA (Ask Me Anything), we chat with Emily Leach, founder of the Texas Freelance Association. She coined the term “genetically unemployable,” and she’s a freelancing pioneer, but she’s keenly aware of how you can explain your shortcomings to your next employer. Plus, she’s a hoot – we’re going to have a blast!

Tune in here on May 31st

We invite you to tune in and ask your own questions below on May 31st at 11am cst.

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

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