How to Explain Why You Were Fired During An Interview

Sometimes our path is not what it seems missing out on a job generally means it was not the right time to chase that particular job with that particular organisation. Keep smiling and be aware so you can grab the right option when it passes your way.

– Tony Cutting

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1. Don’t beat yourself up; not every employer is a perfect match. If you walk in with a lack of self-esteem because of being fired it’s hard for the interviewer to see the best in you. Don’t let it bruise your confidence and overshadow your strengths. Come to terms with your emotions before the day of the interview.

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2. Be honest, to the point, and humble. Practice your response so you have already decided what you’ll say. If you stumble over words it will look like you’re withholding information, even if you aren’t.

3. Share what happened with hesitating and utilize facts only. Stay away from motional, feelings, perceptions, & opinions. Keep it short and to the point.

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4. Emphasize what you learned from being let go…

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