In Handy Tips, we find ways to improve your life and make it easier and explain why these tips work. Today, we will tell you how to explain why you were fired to prospective employers or recruiters.
1. Be honest
This is perhaps the most important rule. Do not even try to hide the fact of your dismissal from your previous job from a potential employer. Your lies will definitely be revealed (why else do we need letters of recommendation and calls?). Nobody needs a liar worker. Even if your future work will be related to the sale of homeopathic remedies.
2. Make it short
There is no need to go into detail and tell the whole story of your dismissal for a long time. The longer you talk about how you were fired, the more seriously your new potential employer begins to take your dismissal than before.
3. Take responsibility
The phrase "My boss was an asshole" will put an end to your interview. Whatever one may say, the new boss associates himself more with the other boss than with you. So show that you are responsible for being fired. But do it right.
Say you couldn’t cope with the job because you really wanted to do more and better. And that you did not have time to ask for help when it was necessary, because you did not want to bother your colleagues and thought that you could handle everything on your own. And add at the end: "Now, of course, I understand that it was my mistake."
By answering in this way, you automatically avoid suspicions of laziness and incompetence and, at the same time, demonstrate a thirst for work and that you are an energetic person.