In my previous job I was working on a client-facing project for the first time. This new role added many extra challenges related to communication on top of the usual technical and cultural challenges one might face.
As added issue is that there were too few technically competent staff who were capable of addressing these issues and due to various, undisclosed, reasons we received little help from management.
I felt I was unable to focus 100% of my efforts into solving these issues due, in part, to unfortunate family crisis. Thankfully we did eventually get a few more staff who were sufficiently capable.
However, this late introduction of capable staff meant that initially we were failing to meet client expectations, they gave negative feedback related to this and as a critical member of the team I was held responsible. I received negative feedback in my appraisal and as such was removed from the project.
This has effectively made me lose my faith in my current company and I would like to look for other alternatives but I am worried how this negative feedback might affect my interviewers perception of my technical skills.
I don't want to lie about the truth behind the feedback but at the same time I want to be able to effectively convey my technical abilities without their views being marred by this one piece of feedback.
So my question to you all is that, how can I sell myself to potential employers through truthfully addressing my previous shortcomings but still conveying my technical capabilities?
Research that I have done:
I have Googled with phrase "How to convey about ones failures in Interview". However I didn't get any results which answers my question.
I have searched in the workplace.stackexchange before placing the question. I found this close to my question: Is it worth to tell a "Samaritan" (company mentor) about my story of particular failure?
However above is about telling mentor which has no impact. But my question is about telling the person who is going to hire me for project. I would like to be in safer situation.