I'm trying to apply in the field of data analytics and have experience in the form of studies, which are mentioned on my resume. I recently had an interview and became apparent that it could be misleading because some are unfinished or not a full fledged education. Some background information:
- I quit my studies after mental issues and after finding out this field was just not compatible with me. It's very closely related to data analytics, but in the field of life sciences. Academics wasn't the right place for me. I stopped in my final year, which consists of an internship and thesis. I successfully passed all the theoretical courses and have proof of my grades validated by the university.
- Furthermore, I'm currently wrapping up a part time studies in Big Data. This is a short program of 6 months. Due to a hiatus thanks to COVID and family issues, it appears as a longer commitment than half a year.
I'm trying to be as honest as possible but have some issues with communicating this on a resume. "Unfinished" and "Short program" doesn't look that catching and doesn't paint the whole picture either. Diploma's I did receive are mentioned with "Diploma Acquired". Where this isn't the case, I left it out.
How do you go about mentioning possible shortcomings, while still presenting a likeable CV?
EDIT: gnat proposed an answer that helps me with my first point. The second one still stands