The Toughest Job Interview Questions – Question 6

“Were You Fired?”

Before you read on, remember that these questions are not provided for you to merely skim over. The planning and preparation of answers is essential to maximizing your interviewing prowess. The only way to succeed is to match your background to a positive, upbeat, convincing answer for each of these questions. Start with your resume, know every word on it. Another key part of your preparation is company research. You should know as much about the company as you possibly can before you arrive for the interview.

No matter what your circumstance, you were never fired. Rather, you were “part of a downsizing and reorganization.” Always blame your condition on the economy or on organizational restructuring not on the company or on your former boss. Similarly, you were never laid off or cut loose nor did you “hit the bricks.”

You are answering the question in an appropriate manner yet not doing yourself damage. In the Total System we demonstrate the importance and method of rebuilding relationships. This is part of the process of obtaining references, even when the working relationship had been strained.

The focus from your position is that you are prepared to move forward, no negativity, only positive. You are the consummate professional ready bring your talents, skills and abilities to the next level. You are a future A+ member of the team that will help to advance this company to future success.

To achieve a better job for better pay and have a better life, commit to excellence.


P.S. Don’t miss our next segment on Question 7, “Why are you leaving your current job?”

P.P.S. Don’t miss our Radio Program – Better Job, Better Pay, Better Life!

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