Re: FWD: Explanations for getting fired

Subject: Re: FWD: Explanations for getting fired
From: John Posada <john -at- TDANDW -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 16:02:52 -0500

Think of this this way.

Your job has so much less pressure when you come to this realization:

"I've been fired before and I'll be fired again."

Besides...I've never been asked what happened at a position prior to the
one I'm just coming off. You say you have two successful positions since
then in your history.

I don't think it ever will come up. If it does? "It wasn't a good fit
and I wanted something different." then immediately guide the discussion
to the good parts of the two previous satisfactory situations.

John Posada

Anonymous User wrote:
> Name withheld upon request. Please reply on list.
> *************************************************
> I was fired several years ago from a marketing/tech writing position at a
> software company. It was a situation in which I was embarrassingly
> unprofessional and unable to see past my own insecurities and anger in
> dealing with a new boss. Looking back, I realize that I should accept 99% of
> the responsibility for my getting let go, and I've been able to truly turn
> myself around personally and professionally.
> Now that I've been successfully working at two other companies as a contract
> and a full-time tech writer, I would like your opinion on how to explain why
> I was let go when seeking other employment. I want to keep the explanation
> short and succinct without pointing fingers at anyone. What would you say?
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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John Posada, Technical Writer
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