In the past, I was unfortunate enough to end up working with recruiters who sold my CV to people who were looking for a full stack developer, even though my CV shows that I only have front end experience. So, I ended up in a job I was unfit for, since I had very little experience with back end development. The result was, I was hired only to be fired in few months' time.
I also must admit that I have not updated or sharpened my skills in a while, and I have lost some jobs because of it. But now, I am getting questions about why those jobs were so short. I was told by people laying me off that reason for my leaving could be explained as "It was contract related," but some people might not buy it and it is technically not the truth.
I have some concerns about my approach to this problem:
- If I say I wasn't a good fit, then the question would be "Were all 3 roles in the year not a good fit for you?"
- How good are you really? Given my 10 years I haven't been very fast and up to date, so why hire me and take a risk?
- What if my next role is short too, that add another painfully short entry to my CV?
How can I justify my short roles?