Let go because of performance. Help with finding a new job.

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Why can’t you say that you were downsized?  I thought that, when a potential employer called a former employer, the only thing a former employer could do was confirm that you did work there and the length of your employment.  i don’t think that a potential employer can ask why you were let go? 


Post # 5
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Did you put up a fight and ask why you were fired given the circumstances? I would probably do so, since, you are fired anyways, might as well lay everything out on the table. 

As for finding another job, you don’t have to say you got fired bc of low performance, you don’t have to say anything. If they ask, just say your company downsized and you were unfortunately let go. 

Post # 5
4 posts

Okay, this sucks. Please update to tell us it gets better? I just had a crappy feedback situation happen and am feeling super discouraged. 

Post # 6
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am a recruiter. First, I want to say *hugs* and take a deep breath. Companies do crappy things, and this could be one of them.  Are you eligible for unemployment?  Depending on how they classified you, you may or may not be eligible for benefits.

The best advice I can give is to be up front about the termination and put a positive spin on it.  Many recruiters understand that stuff happens and some companies have unrealistic expectations.  It sounds odd to me, but since I am not at your company, I am unable to say what occurred.

Get your resume updated and posted and create a LinkedIn profile if you do not have one.  Some good general sites are CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkedIn, and ZipRecruiter.  There are also job clubs that can help with resumes and interview coaching.  Also, there are websites directed at certain industries such as callcenterjobs.com. 

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