So I have a predicament.
I have a proven track record of being extremely successful in my field. I have gone far above and beyond my job duties and always took the initiative to go above and beyond for my companies. I not only enjoy my job, I am extremely passionate and truly love my field. I am thankful and blessed to be in it.
My issue is anytime anyone asks me about any of my work, since I am constantly working on something new I never really know how to answer their questions. My history in the field is short (18 months) but I have already had 4 horizontal promotions and I am constantly being given the most difficult/technical tasks. Since I have such a quick rotation on my tasks I never get to deal with the nitty gritty details of them. I just go in, find the problems, fix them and move on to the next task. A lot of the tasks are not even related to my field.
I think it's because of the above that I have had issues finding the right words to describe regarding details of the different tasks that I have done with my position when asked regarding them. Due to this, it makes me seem like I either don't know what I am doing or worse, I am not telling the truth, when I am in an interview.
So to the question:
With all of the above, how can I convey to the interviewer that, essentially, I might not be the person they want if they want me to know the extreme specifics of the project but if they want someone they can just throw onto the toughest tasks that will quickly solve the problem than I am the right fit?
if it helps, my field is QA. I have background experience in basic Dev and do a lot of Dev work at my company but I have no desire to be in Dev. I love QA.
I followed a lot of the advice here. The company gave me an in-person/Skype interview and it looks like I got the position. The steps I used:
- Took notes of my previous experience
- Took notes of questions I wanted to ask regarding the company
- Studied the notes on my experiences for about 4 days prior to the interview
- Asked each interviewer different questions, some were directed for all of the interviewers (IE, How do you feel about the communication and cooperation between departments?)
Being 'new' to this process, these notes helped a lot and a lot of the interviewers seemed impressed that I was asking such in depth questions that were relevant to my fit within the company.
Thanks a lot everyone!