It is a justification regarding my two-year gap in academics for a job interview.
I took a gap of 2 years after my 12th(intermediate college) for IIT-JEE(entrance examination for the admission in premier engineering colleges of India like IIT).
I failed to crack it in first two attempts.
In the third attempt, the admission policy changed due to which I got a very low rank.
During that time of my gap, I gained three qualities in me
- To analyse and research things minutely
- Thinking based on logic and reasons
- Self-learning capability
So how about if I justify my gap like this:
I took two years off to prepare for the IIT-JEE but was not successful in achieving that goal. It taught me that one must pursue a goal for the sake of learning along the way, not just for achieving the goal. I inculcated a habit of analysing the problems, research about them in detail, think logically and self-learning ability.
I unsure about the word "not successful". How to make the whole justification sound more positive?