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Old 01-11-2016, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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People get fired all the time. The best way to recover is to understand what when wrong and don't let it shake your confidence. And rectify the situation. If you got fired for being late all the time, you know what you need to do. If you got fired for a disagreement with your boss, figure out how to avoid that situation. Fired for not hitting your sales quota? Get more training or pick a new path.

Your life doesn't end because you parted negatively. Deal with it and move on.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:29 AM
 
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"Damaged goods?" WOW! How insulting.

How about when the employer LIES about the job and you find out later?
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: City of the Angels
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The bottom line is that your responsibility is to build yourself up to a prospective employer and not tear yourself down in fron of them.
Be positive as that is what they are looking for.
An old dog can be taught new tricks.

Once you get the job, then you will need to keep it.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:16 PM
 
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I put job ended on the application as a reason for leaving and was never asked about it probably because the way I presented myself overshadowed why I left the last job.
if you're going to do that you might as well say "it was a temporary job" which sounds a lot better IMO and if it really ended it was temporary. I've worked many temp jobs and always say that, and it never held me back.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Upper Darby, PA
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if you're going to do that you might as well say "it was a temporary job" which sounds a lot better IMO and if it really ended it was temporary. I've worked many temp jobs and always say that, and it never held me back.
well it became temporary because I was fired. lol
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Old 01-13-2016, 12:52 AM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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BUT you can just say "they don't work there anymore" and that usually shuts the issue down. This is what I have done and in my case it happens to be true. I've been wrongfully terminated twice but at least so were my managers then RIGHTFULLY terminated. (Hmmm....wonder how they got new jobs.... )
This may not work, as employers are using resources like LinkedIn and others to get in touch with references who aren't at the company anymore. It seems 'unethical' to seek somebody who worked with you/above you when you didn't grant them the OK to do so at all, but eh.. both the candidate and employer are skirting lines here, so work with me.


I've used managers and supervisors as references even though they no longer work at the company. Still being employed there isn't relevant. They can ask what kind of person I was no matter where they're working. In one case, a manager I worked with retired and no longer employed. In another case, the manager, myself, and 1 of my coworkers were all laid off as a team.
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:31 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I make the exact same argument for ex-convicts.

While I understand (but mostly disagree with) the other side of the argument that felons have done their time, turned their lives around, yada, yada, and that's fine for Burger King and Wal-Mart, but why would should a small or medium sized private business take the risk?
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If an employer is the kind of person who believes in 2nd chances, why not take a chance on somebod if you get a good gut feeling about the person. If you're not sure, try 'em out on a few hours a week and see how it goes. It will be another jewel in your crown when you go on to the next life. Everybody does deserve a 2nd chance especially if they are really putting forth a good honest effort.
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