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How to answer in an interview a difficult question
« on: February 15, 2016, 04:32:30 PM »
I got fired for watching adult content with the work laptop

My question is how do I answer in an interview the question: Why did you leave your last job?

Should I say that I was terminated or just lay off, or say that I quit?

If I say I was terminated, what reason should I state if they ask?

Thank you very much

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Re: How to answer in an interview a difficult question
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 07:34:13 PM »

Whoops! Talk about an error of judgement. We all make mistakes. The best policy is always honesty, but Mary Poppins always said a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. I'd tell the interviewer you were dismissed for misuse of company property, and if they ask you to elaborate, simply say you made an error in judgement and used the company PC to view material that wasn't directly related to your job.

You don't need to say more than that.

Good luck in whatever you do next!


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