How would you explain to recruiters why your no longer at your company after getting fired?

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In this climate I would say that due to the pandemic your company had to let some people go.

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I would say “my employment ended abruptly because of the pandemic”. In any other situation I would just say “I decided to seek other opportunities.” You can also just pretend like you still work at the company and that you’re just looking for a new opportunities. There are a lot of ways to finesse your explanation. What I noticed during my time interviewing over the summer is that most recruiters just say “did the pandemic affect your employment?” I said “yep!” And moved on. Above all, keep it brief. Practice if you need to.

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Agree -careful with the end date though. If your company provides an employment history verification report during the background check process, it may show last day worked and whether termination was voluntary/involuntary (Disney’s employment verification reports had that when I left). Choose your words carefully.

Do u have to tell them you were “fired”?

No you do not

Yup! If fired, follow this basics: Don’t ask, don’t tell. Don’t tell, if asked

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