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How far does reference checking go?

I was fired from a job like 5 years ago, and I am thinking of just saying that I was laid off if I am asked “why I left”. I am not planning to give any references from that company but I heard that sometimes they will call the company and fish around for a reference without you knowing. [more inside]
posted by pieceofcake on Feb 21, 2016 - 26 answers

explaining that you were fired

Does admitting in an interview that you were fired ever turn out to be a job offer in the end? Especially if it involves getting fired from a job 4 years ago or even longer? I do want to tell the truth, but telling the truth does not seem to be practical, since companies are ready to write you off very quickly with such an answer. I once admitted it in an interview and the hiring manager looked shocked all of a sudden, left the room, and said that the next person who was going to interview me was too busy and had a work emergency. I think that admitting being fired is only safe when you have good experience and credentials, so that employers would forgive you for a little blemish in your career.
posted by pieceofcake on Sep 29, 2015 - 17 answers

Fired. Helped me get hired again.

How do I talk about being fired in future job interviews? Advice and encouragement needed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2013 - 16 answers

How do I respond to the question(s) Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job?

Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job? [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on Dec 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Fired, company expired, what do I say if I want to get hired?

Years ago, I was fired from a job after raising concerns I had over some questionable practices with my manager and a V.P. I did some research recently and learned the company's investors killed the company - for exactly the things I was concerned about. Do I even bother to raise this in an interview if asked about the job? (Naturally, there's more inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I spin my upcoming job interview?

I was fired almost 8 months ago, now I've got an interview. Help me spin this to my advantage. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2007 - 14 answers

How to handle an unexpected termination in a job interview?

How to handle an unexpected termination in a job interview? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Mar 14, 2007 - 20 answers

my career is boring me to death

I'm considering taking a major risk and changing careers entirely [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2006 - 5 answers

Fired! Now What?

After being fired (not laid off or downsized, but actually fired) from a professional level job, how do you discuss this in interviews with new potential employers?
(a little more inside) [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Apr 7, 2004 - 15 answers

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