Good Answer If You Were Fired or Laid Off - Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

In this video, Linda breaks down the ‘why did you leave your last job’ answer. Why did you leave your job is an important question and if you want to know the why did you leave your last job answer then I discuss that here. The best answer for leaving a job is always telling the truth. I'll help you explain if anyone asks why did you leave your previous job. Watch my video as I discuss scenarios and how to approach why did you leave your last job answers.

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Elyssa Duncan
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This is always a tough question to answer! Thank you for giving some advice around this, Steven Ransom !

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Charlie Scheele
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Sorry, there is a third good answer, to follow a lifelong dream, to help people.

I left a secure position and opted to do volunteer work with the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Like the Moose or Elk, the Eagles are a volunteer organization of people who join together and become "people helping people".

I worked as their CFO 1991-2002 to help the organization get back on its feet and learned of all the fantastic things they do. I wanted to be part of it.

So after a few years making money to get by on, I left work and now tour Wisconsin speaking on behalf of the Eagles and encouraging them to raise funds for various charities.

I am officially retired, but after my year of volunteering, I will return to my part time income/hobbies, such as tax work or insurance sales. Then again, I might just write a book.

Charlie Scheele

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Shagarrious Franklin
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Yea I like that video it did give me some good ideas

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JOE FLAXMAN
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good advice

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renee Lavoie
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I don't care what u say a job is a job, I'm 65 with a 79 yr. old husb. & service dog & almost homeless, I cannot afford a cup of coffee & U QUIT A JOB??????

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Jason Fryar
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I think your advice is really good, especially coming back to how you would fit well in the company and position you are applying for. The key is to be remembered for what you can do for the company and the hiring manager. He/she needs to know you are the right person for the job to solve the issues they are having now without someone currently in the open position. You do not want to be remembered for how you left your last employer.

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Barbara Weatherly
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Most companies just give dates of employment. My issue has been handling the what would you change about your last employer question. I answer organize it a bit better, such as getting rid of inventory we haven't ordered in years, not ordering too much of any one product.

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Barbara Weatherly
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I just answer I was not a good fit, but I learned from my experience. One sentence, which interviewers like.

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dian sanderson
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Youre better to find a generic reason and don't lie but don't criticise any one person. Never name anyone especially in a supervisory position over you. Your potential next suoervisor will take this in and personalize it on the spot.

Pick a process that you felt could have been done differently to improve out comes and be specific on how you would change it.

If it is a thoughtful and accurate way to upgrade or define a new and more innovative process.. The job will be yours.

Again.. Do not criticize or name names .. Describe processes or routines that could work more efficiently and produce better results.

Business is very competitive.. Prove your self a valuable asset by showing you can find better more efficient production methods even if very small. Think about it and find the unnecessary or area that creates a stall or confusion and focus on that one area with an alternate workable solution

And we will be congratulating you on your new job in no time.

Best of wishes..

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