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Don't Shout Or Lose Your Balance

Don't Shout Or Lose Your Balance

We know this can be tricky, especially if you left your previous employment on a bad note. However, it is really important to stay calm and positive when talking about your last role. After all, the hiring manager is trying to figure out if you’re a team player. They’re also evaluating your resilience. So, be honest, keep your body language neutral and whatever you do, do not raise your voice.

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The Bottom Line

Getting laid off is something that happens to millions of people around the world every single year. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, it could make you a much better, more resilient employee in the long term.

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Deal with Your Emotions First

Deal with Your Emotions First

Getting laid off from a role is a disheartening and often stressful situation. It can really take its toll on you both financially and mentally. Before you start to apply for jobs and attend interviews, you need to deal with your emotions first. Things such as writing out how you’re feeling, or t...

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Put A Positive Spin On It

Put A Positive Spin On It

The best way you can describe a termination is to steer the conversation away from why it happened and instead focus on what it taught you and how you dealt with the disappointment.

For example, “After I was let go, I realized that I needed to develop my skills in x area, in order to move u...

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Less Is More

Less Is More

Before you attend your interview, spend some time thinking about how you’ll talk about your last role. It helps if you can write down maybe two or three sentences to explain why you were let go.

For example, “Due to changing company priorities, my department was downsized. Unfortunately, th...

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Getting Stumped In An Interview Question

Getting Stumped In An Interview Question

Interviews can be tricky. You always want to put your best foot forward. So, naturally, you prepare examples of your key skills, prepare some case studies to talk through, plan a nice outfit, and always be punctual. But sometimes one simple question can throw things completely off course.

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Don't Lie

Don't Lie

There’s a big difference between putting a gloss on a bad situation and telling a lie. If you were fired for misconduct at work, don’t say that you quit on your own terms. Remember that your potential employer could contact your references or previous managers for more information, so don’t hide ...

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The Ground Reality: Markets Are Down

The Ground Reality: Markets Are Down

Rising costs, increasing interest rates and inflation are the driving force behind a lot of firms’ decisions to cut costs and help their bottom lines. It’s also not uncommon for entire project teams to be let go as a company rationalizes and decides a particular business goal is no longer viable....

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Tips And Tricks

Tips And Tricks

To make sure that your meeting ends on a positive note, take a moment at the end of the chat to recap what you think you can bring to the organization.

List out your key skills and attributes, focus on your development, and talk about how you can help them reach their goals.

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