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Left consulting early this year for a role in industry that isn’t panning out. Boss and pay is great but job description isn’t what was promised and feel like my skills are stagnating. Starting to get interviews and unsure how to explain applying to jobs after only 7 months.. Thoughts?

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Just be honest - say that the job description did not accurately describe the actual work and you feel it is not a good fit for your skill set. In a previous job I hired someone in similar circumstances and he was great.

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Did you have a conversation with your boss? From my past experience, Industry is not like consulting. Job definitions are often not accurate. And sometimes you may need to move to a different team to get what you need. I'm sure your boss/the company would be happier letting you do that vs leave the company

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