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Interviewing and trying to explain 1 bad year aka COVID

Pretty self explanatory. I was promoted to a specialized role right as the pandemic exploded (around July 2020) and only did so-so quota wise. Our fiscal calendar does not follow the usual Jan-Dec. Would have made quota if it wasn't for negative audits I received because of clients I sold to either closing down during the pandemic or laying off people (I work small and mid-market).

Start of this new fiscal I'm still not at plan, but have plenty of time to make it up. However I realized there is more money to be made elsewhere and started interviewing.

Hiring manager wants me to explain my performance in the last year or so since it's obvious I made P-club every year before that. How do I answer his question without blaming it all on Covid?

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