For the past 15 years, I've worked in the telecommunications industry and have been retrenched from nearly all of them.
Thinking back, I didn't manage by career path at all. I just took whatever came along to pay the bills and was too comfortable to search for better opportunities even when the axe was coming down.
My resume seems to be getting me interviews but during the interviews, employers always find that I lack depth in each of the areas I am being interviewed for, namely :
- software engineering
- system administration
- systems engineer
My question is, how do I convince the interviewer that my variety of experience shows that I can probably acquire the skills easily over time?
Currently : 3 months into retrenchment and still looking for work.
History: I started out as a software engineer doing code maintenance for photocopiers. This was a US MNC that eventually went the way of Kodak. Then I was in QA for another US MNC in the telecomms industry. It wasn't Apple, so it tanked as well. I then joined as a build engineer in another telecomms company and it wasn't Android and it tanked as well.