How To Address A Firing On A Resume By Jeremy Cyrus 07/17/2012
When you left your last job, it didn't exactly happen by choice. Maybe your company underwent a restructuring and you were caught in the crossfire. Or maybe the relationship simply wasn't working and you were unceremoniously shown to the door. Whether you were fired, laid off, or dismissed under ambiguous circumstances, you parted ways on your employer's terms, not yours. Now you have to find a way to frame the subject in an interview (gulp) and navigate the issue on your resume. This can be especially tricky if you've lost your job more than once during the last few years. Here are a few considerations to bear in mind as you own your past and take control of your future.
So You Were Fired. Now What?
First, don't panic. One, two, or even three involuntary separations won't close you out of the workforce forever. Especially if you learned from these experiences and allowed them to enrich (rather than close down and embitter) your relationship with your profession. Figure out how you'll frame these events during an interview. Then make sure your resume conveys that narrative.
Second, we all know that a great resume requires a little spin and finesse. But never lie on your resume, ever. Especially when it comes to dates of employment. These are very easy and perfectly legal for an employer to investigate with a simple phone call. It's also unwise to omit your dates or hide them in tiny print. Own your life story. Don't apologize, just move forward.
Finally, make the most of your contributions during your tenure, however short it may have been. Polish your accomplishments till they shine. The experts at FreeResumeBuilder.org can help you showcase your skills, get back on track, and find a job that truly fits your background and personality.