unemployed but winning!
October 2, 2011 4:44 PM Subscribe
I got fired Friday for poor performance. How do I spin this in cover letters and in interviews?
posted by santojulieta to Work & Money (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Well, it finally happened. My company gave me the ol' boot on Friday because I wasn't able to perform up to their standards. Not "laid off," but "fired." Ok, whatever. I'm moving on. I'm making new cover letters, a totally redesigned resume, and will be going to temp agencies tomorrow.
Here are some of my questions:
1. This job may appear as a fluff job or like I'm job hopping, as I was there less than a year. How should I situate it on my resume? It also was a job that didn't teach me any appreciable skills in anything I could use outside of a warehouse setting.
2. How do I cover this in a cover letter without directly speaking about my short tenure with that company as it is my most current work experience?
3. What's a good way to spin this in interviews?