Friday, September 13, 2019

How to explain the dismissal from a previous job to a new employer

Tell the truth or nothing
For starters, be honest with yourself.

For example, you lost your job due to a conflict with a colleague or failed a project, did not pass certification, you were systematically late - it doesn’t matter. Answer, did this happen because you lack skills and qualities or did you openly forget about work?

If the dismissal occurred on the initiative of the employer, you will have to admit it at the interview.

Do not say that you have come under abbreviation and do not go away with vague phrases such as “Our paths have diverged”, “We have ceased to understand each other”, “It is time to move on.” It’s impossible to deceive anyway, but to ruin the reputation is simple.

Do not speak badly about the "former"
Do not talk bad about the former employer at the interviews - this will put a fat end to the future in the new company.

It’s even more important not to spread the rumors about the boss and colleagues from the previous place of work. Besides the fact that such behavior shows immaturity, gossip is the first sign of a toxic employee.

Don't blame others
Employers want responsible workers. Therefore, do not blame the ex-boss for injustice, even if you were not treated very honestly.

Admit to yourself and the recruiter mistakes in the previous job - but without details. In the conversation, focus on the thought - "I did not live up to the expectations of the company and took responsibility for the failure myself."

Avoid unnecessary details
The main mistake of the applicants at the interview is to talk about the dismissal in the smallest details. It looks like an attempt to make excuses.

For example, you were fired for your frequent absence from work. You don’t need to tell the potential employer that the granny is sick and needs care, the car breaks down - and the bus takes longer, the chiropractor only accepts other life situations at 3 p.m. because of which you skipped work.

One phrase is enough - "I allowed personal circumstances to harm working discipline." Everything is clear, without unnecessary information.

Change the subject
It is better to transfer the conversation from dismissal to a discussion of skills and work experience. The ability to gracefully turn off an unpleasant topic will help to return the interview back on track and continue the dialogue on an equal footing.

You can change the subject like this - “It’s very unfortunate that I had to finish work at company X, because it was there that I was taught how to manage production processes and work with tenders - qualities that are useful here.”

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