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Fired from your last job?

Ask the Employer

From Amanda Haddaway, Director, Human Resources and Marketing, Folcomer Equipment Corporation:

I really believe that honesty is the best policy. It may sound cliché, but employers want to know about your past employment and that includes the reasons surrounding why you left each employer. In many cases, disclosing this information doesn’t preclude you from getting hired by a new employer. In fact, most employers are pretty forgiving as long as there’s a good reason for the termination. While you may be nervous about talking about this situation, practice explaining what happened and get that explanation into a concise format. Many of the terminations that I see are cases of employees not getting along with their managers. That’s certainly a reasonable explanation and wouldn’t cause me to not hire someone.