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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2008, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Good info on how to fill out the "reason for leaving" field on a job application

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Do not use the terms "fired" or "terminated." Find a phrase that sounds neutral such as "involuntary separation." You may want to call past employers to find out what they will say in response to reference checks. When contacting past employers, reintroduce yourself and explain you are looking for a new job. Find out what they say when asked why you left their employ. Be honest that your termination hurts your chances of getting another job. Usually, past employers will agree to use the term "resigned." This response saves them potential headaches and even lawsuits.

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If you quit your job, be prepared to offer an explanation. If you quit under less than favorable conditions, be sure to avoid saying anything negative about the employer. You may want to use the term "resigned" or "voluntarily separated" which implies you followed proper procedures in leaving the job. There are many positive, valid reasons why you may have quit your job and you should explain the reason on the application and/or in the interview.

Quit for a better job. This response includes: leaving for advancement potential, leaving to work closer to home, leaving for a better work environment, or leaving for a career change. If you quit for a better job, there should not be a long break in employment; your employment history should support the statement.
Quit to move to another area. In this case, you quit without having another job. You may have moved nearer to family, to an area with greater economic potential, to an area better suited for raising children, etc. Be careful not to use this reason often as it might appear you are not a dependable or stable employee.

Quit to attend school. If you use this reason, the education listed on your application and/or resume must reflect it. Preferably, your school program is consistent with your career goals. You should assure the employer any school activities will not interfere with the job.


There may be other reasons you have quit a job: took an extended vacation, did volunteer work, started your own business, raised your family. In all these cases, you need to assure the employer you are ready to assume the responsibilities of the job for which you are applying.
Laid off

If you were laid off from a job due to no fault of your own, tell the employer the circumstances of the lay off. Phrases you might want to use include: lack of work, lack of operating funds, temporary employment, seasonal employment, company closed, plant closing, company downsized, corporate merger, etc.
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Steer away from making negative comments about your last employer. This can be taken as a sign that you may have been a difficult employee. Have you ever heard the phrase, "When you point your finger at another, three of your own fingers are pointed back at you." Don't bad mouth your old company, boss, or coworkers.

Be positive. Say that you are seeking a challenge to expand yourself professionally. Then talk about what the company you are interviewing with has that will provide you with the challenge you seek.
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good info, the problems i always have are writing the 2 week notice letters. does anyone else write like a paragraph or two to the company like they are going through a divorce without hurting their feelings?

i do,.... its pathetic.

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3rd declaration: In such extreme circumstances, the law is by definition inadequate. To shame its inadequacy, it is necessary to act outside the law, to pursue natural justice. This is not vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive-it is an emotional response. Vengeance serves no larger purpose. Society does not benefit from vengeance. Violent men are not deterred by acts of vengeance. The only appropriate response to their actions is the one I have chosen to pursue: a course of purposed, intentional violence. Violence intended to instruct, as much as destruct. A course, in a word, of punishment
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"problems with my fuckin' boss"
"Problems with fucking my boss"

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Do not use the terms "fired" or "terminated." Find a phrase that sounds neutral such as "involuntary separation." You may want to call past employers to find out what they will say in response to reference checks. When contacting past employers, reintroduce yourself and explain you are looking for a new job. Find out what they say when asked why you left their employ. Be honest that your termination hurts your chances of getting another job. Usually, past employers will agree to use the term "resigned." This response saves them potential headaches and even lawsuits.
I think the best way to find out what they would say is to have a friend call them up as a potential new employer and ask. They may tell you that they will not bad mouth you and then do it anyway.

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