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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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Re: How to answer in an interview a difficult question
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 08:52:37 AM »

Ok, the "What is your most prominent shortcoming?" questions! They are agonizing however questioners love to ask them and you should be prepared with a clever response.
They need you to be completely forthright, yet you don't need to delve into your dull past or uncover everything.
There is a decent way and an awful approach to answer these inquiries. One thing is without a doubt: you ought to never say, "I don't have any." It's additionally a terrible plan to offer canned answers, for example, "I'm a stickler." (The questioner will legitimately speculate that you don't view that as a shortcoming, and will chalk the inquiry up as a misfortune - or more regrettable, judge you for being cagey.)
The most ideal approach to answer inquiries concerning shortcomings is to be straightforward, positive, and concentrated on arrangements. Pick a shortcoming that wouldn't be a major issue, and after that portray how you defeated it. For instance, portray a period when you understood your abilities required catching up on, and after that discussion about what you've done to enhance yourself.

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