How to compensate for lack of experience ?
- It is a straight challenge question.
- This question may be imposing, but keep in mind that lack of experience does not mean an immediate disqualification from the job.
- If they think that you are not fit for the job then they might have not called you for the interview.
- If you talk about what you will do to compensate, you give them reason to believe you are not right for the job.
- If you have any experience that the interviewer does not know about, bring that up. Then point out that you are a hard-working quick learner.
- If you do lack experience, know how to rely on your personal strengths and knowledge to make up for it.
Tips to remember for this question are:
- Be confident.
- Match your skills.
- Tell them you will be great at the job.
- Share some qualifications, if applicable.
- Focus on your background
Some possible answers could be:
- I do not have any bad habits to add to the organization.
- As you can see, I am also a quick learner .
- I am very passionate about what I do.
- Everything is new to me, so I am that much more excited to learn everything.”
- Experience is only valuable if it helps you are doing better job than somebody without it. Yet I am confident I will handle the position’s tasks competently, making any experience in the field unnecessary and possibly irrelevant.
- I would probably say experience is gained as a result of being exposed in a particular field. If I am given a chance to get involved in this particular field, with my ability to quickly learn & pick up new things, I guarantee that I would be a success in this field.