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Old 11-16-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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Your action of snooping, which caused the firing, has consequences. One of which is probably not being able to easily get back into the field you were in. You may need to find a new field and start over.
can't start in a new field. i'm at that age were i can't start over. no income to start over. i don't want to work at a food store or warehouse either. if my career is over i don't know what I'm going to do. I have only had this one job in the career i'm in now. the job prior to this was over 20 years ago part time in a warehouse.

I'm in a bad spot and I was hoping to have someone help. Has anyone ever gotten a job by telling them they were laid off when they were actually fired?
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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One option could be to get into a contract position, they tend to ask less questions. Work the contract and then find a new job, in my whole career I have never been asked why I left 2 jobs ago. They always ask about right now.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:33 AM
 
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One option could be to get into a contract position, they tend to ask less questions. Work the contract and then find a new job, in my whole career I have never been asked why I left 2 jobs ago. They always ask about right now.
I do agree with that but contracting jobs are few and far between for exactly what I do.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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What do you do?
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I agree say laid off or just job ended. Most places won't reveal a termination.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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work in the IT industry but my skills are limited to a few systems. I don't live in a big metro area either so jobs are slim.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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I agree say laid off or just job ended. Most places won't reveal a termination.
I can't say my job ended as I was there way too long. Doesn't makes sense. ONly thing that may work is "laid off due to a restructure and wanted new people?" if they do check the job boards there are other jobs listed as well as mine for sr. positions which may be believable.
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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I would move to the big city then.
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: IL
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Find a vague way of answering and you better believe it 100%. Don't look embarrassed about it. Company was going in another direction, blah blah blah.
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: East of the Appaichans
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I was wondering if you tell the truth why you lost your job...that you were caught looking at your company's private stuff, got fired, and tell the interviewer you learned from your mistake and promised you will never do it again?
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