Sunday, May 18, 2008

How To Talk About Being Fired in the Interview

Many people who have been fired from a job, get really anxious in the job interview, when questions about previous employment come up, as they always do.

Let's say you are being asked about why you left an employer? Do you have to say you were fired?

Not necessarily.

Although I have heard hiring managers say they look negatively on anyone who doesn't use a current boss as a reference, many hiring managers are willing to speak with others who can attest to your professional capacity.

You should know that many companies, because of potential liability issues, restrict managers from giving references and route all calls directly to the Human Resources department.

Get more help with handling this tough question:
1. Learn more about your rights and illegal interview questions from the Society of Human Resources Managers website.
2. Joyce Lain Kennedy shares her best answers to the "Why were you fired question?"
3. Why were you fired? Answers from

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