Anyone been asked to leave a firm before? How did you handle that with your interviews addressing it? Also why? I think that for me it was just that the expectation was too demanding, unreasonably so, and i was actually set up to fail.

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You don’t tell them.

You say you’re looking for a new career path because of… [new challenge, more focus/depth, greater ownership/accountability, etc]


"Wasn't a good culture fit for me"


Genuinely curious OP… did you actually plan to tell firms that you were let go? And that you were setup to fail?


Depends on your runway with current firm.

If you are half way out and still on the payroll, email, access etc. I would position it one way

If you are already out the door and have none of the above, I would position is another

Either way, it’s about selling yourself and your value prop


i had sex with my boss’ wife 😬


That would be boss’ daughter


SP1 is spot on.

You’re looking for new opportunities / challenges. Spin it to the positive. Try not to let there be a big gap - otherwise it starts to become obvious that you were asked to leave one firm before joining another.

Big gap? Found a startup. Only you know what really happened.

Yes - in interviews I have been open about one bad move I took which frankly was very much about that I bit of more than could chew trying to fix a bad team (a great learning experience actually). Talking in an interview about being setup to fail is tricky to land well. Bad culture usually resonates by comparison.

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