3. YOU WERE FIRED FROM YOUR LAST JOB
Don’t sound bitter. McNab recommends saying something like, “I guess the proper answer would be that we had a mutual parting of ways — they just got me before I left. But it all worked out well, and my time there was interesting and educational.”
Another tip: If the people doing the hiring are sure to find out that you were fired, bring it up before the hiring manager does. If he or she finds out about it after the interview, it might make them think you’re trying to hide things — and you probably won’t have the chance to explain your side of the story.
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