Job Interviews After Being Fired — Virtual Vocations


Ever been on a job interview after getting fired? Here are some tips for answering hard questions about why you lost your job:

Don’t Lie. Employers check references, so it’s important that you tell the truth when an interviewer asks you why you left a previous job. Even if the hiring manager doesn’t check references, or your previous employer has a policy of not giving references, your boss may have some of your former co-workers as business contacts or may know someone at your prior employer. These folks may be happy to dish on why and how you left. Lying during the job application process can immediately disqualify you from working for a company. If you are hired and your new employer discovers your deception, you may lose yet another job.


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