The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
See it from an employers’ or a clients’ perspective: You do want something to get done. You do not want to have to struggle with it, you just want someone to deal with it for you.
The best person to do this is the person who just gets the job done without any further complications. You do not want to deal with consecutive workers or with the problem itself, your want the first person you hired to get it over with.
That’s a crucial concept in why some people are favoured over others when it comes to giving out jobs.
Learn to be a problem-solver and focus on solutions, not on excuses or obstacles.