50. Why Did You Leave? – Your Response
"We believe in second chances."
Bear Stearns Chairman Alan C. Greenberg
[regarding why he hired an employee who lost $377 million
on his previous job]
- QA 1: “Eight positive reasons to explain frequent job changes.”
- QA 2: “I Was Asked to Resign: What Do I Tell Interviewers?”
- QA 3: “Lost My Composure after 10 Years; Permitted to Resign. What do I put under ‘Reason for Leaving?'”
- QA 4: “Resigned and relocated for my daughter’s health; seem plausible?”
- QA 5: “What can I tell prospective employers about my secret government work?”
- QA 6: “How can I best answer the question on a job application ‘Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign?’”
- QA 7: “I don’t know how to answer ‘Why were you terminated?’”
- QA 8: “What are the ramifications of being terminated, as opposed to resigning?”
- QA 9: Interviewer’s Question: “Have you ever been asked to resign?” How Should I Respond?
- QA 10: Left my job due to co-worker threats. What do I say in interviews?
- QA 11: Resigned, but Need an Explanation
- QA 12: Terminated: Do I Admit That in Interviews?
- QA 13: What’s My Best Response to “Why did you leave?”
- QA 14: “After severance, what you CAN and CANNOT say”
- QA 15: “How do I explain job loss after a personal tragedy made me lose focus?”
- QA 16: “When interviewing for a new job, if I am asked about my pending lawsuit against my former employer, what do I say?”
“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”