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For those facing the recent layoffs and are interviewing for new positions, is it better to say you left on your own terms or to say you were laid off if asked in an interview?

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I actually strongly disagree with above posts. While layoffs happen all the time, the reality is it's often performance based (or at least that's what potential employee will most likely think) I say your own terms.

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Can be vague or brutally honest. Just don't lie.

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How do they know if you lie?

Can be difficult to verify, but good to be ethical. Last think you want is to answer a bunch of probing questions following up on a lie. No shame in getting laid off. Happens all the time.

I think it depends on the position. If you're interviewing for another consulting job, they'll likely know about layoffs so it'll be better to be honest. Also if you're working with a recruiting firm that staffs consultants. If you're stealing to industry folks who don't know what's happening in consulting, say whatever you want. They'll naturally assume you want to get off the road anyway.

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