Not every job experience is going to be a good one. What happens if you are terminated from a healthcare position? How will this affect your continued job search? Luckily there are a few ways you can keep your explanations helpful and positive and showcase what you learned in the experience. Let’s take a look at these ideas.
- Look at the reasons objectively. It is really easy to take rejection personally. Sometimes you should take some time to grieve the loss of the job just like you would any other loss in your life. Don’t make any major decisions while you’re angry or sad. Once you’ve allowed yourself to process the emotions of the experience you can move on and make more rational decisions. Be objective about the situation.
- What did you change or improve. No matter what you feel about the reasons you were let go, it happened because there is something that you could improve or change about your performance. Pay special attention to your role and determine how you could have handled yourself better on the job overall and in the situation of your termination. Hiring managers understand people get let go, what they want to know is that you have learned from your mistakes and won’t have the same thing happen while working for them.
- Don’t lie. It is so easy to want to bend the truth a little or a lot in this situation. But lying can backfire in a horrible way somewhere along the line. If you were fired, be honest about why but don’t be negative. Try to frame it in a positive way based on how you’ve improved since that time. The most common ways that lying can get you into more trouble is concerning background checks, drug screens, or references.
- Choose the right references. Speaking of references you should choose the right people who can speak about your strengths and don’t have an axe to grind against you professionally. Provide names and contact information for people who really want to see you succeed, even if they have knowledge of the event that resulted in your termination.
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