Fired, What's Next

Explaining Termination

How do I answer, during an interview or job application if I was fired from my job of 23 years? I believe I was fired because I made too much money.

Fired and Letting Go of the Anger

I was fired from my previous job because a co-worker simply did not like me. I was set up and now I am looking for another job but I don't know what to say about why I was fired. The reasons given by my former employers were that things were not done that should have been done and my work performance was not up to their needs. I know for a fact my co-worker had something to do with things being deleted off my computer that I did and . . . . . I am just lost at what to say because this has never before happened to me. Co-workers know but I have no proof. Several of my co-workers said I can use them for references, also. Please help me. I don't know what to say.

Forced to Self Terminate

I have a very stable employment history and stayed three or more years with each of my previous employer and I ended up on good terms with each of them. My current employment is an exception. I was offered a job as floater and I was told that the job would include travel to fill positions as needed, but I was assured that I would not be sent immediately and I would receive training. I agreed and accepted the position.

Short Work Period

I have been working in accounting area for more than 7 years and I have been a good employee. My latest job was with a big company where I worked only for 6 months and the position was terminated. How should I address this in my interview to downplay this short working history?

Telling New Employer about Firing

I was terminated from my last job after working there 4 months. Should I mention this on my next job application?

What do you tell someone in an interview when you've been fired from a job?

What do you tell someone in an interview when you've been fired from a job?

Many people have left their jobs under circumstances that they are not particularly proud of. You are right to think about how you would present your situation in an interview. Since I do not know all the details of your stories, my comments will be general.