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They Did Not Suck: 5 Rules For Saying Why You Got Fired or Left Your Last Job…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Worldwide FOT

Gather round the monitor kids, because I’m about to break off some knowledge that a lot of you don’t fully understand.

Let’s start with a general rule: If you’re interviewing for a job you really want and you’re not currently employed, the elephant in the room is why you aren’t still employed with that company.  Now let’s enhance that a bit and say your previous company did not lay you off, and they won’t be willing to say you were laid off.  That means you left or were fired.

Which means you have to talk about why you aren’t at that company any more.

With that in mind, here’s your 5 Rules For Candidates to Talk About Previous Jobs Gone Bad…

Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).

Kris Dunn

Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.