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Five Ways to Explain Being Fired During an Interview

If you were terminated by a former employer and you’re on a job interview, listen up.

There are a few things to keep in mind so you don’t sugar coat and instead, just focus on the facts.

Our friends at AOL Jobs pointed some pointers so you can properly address the issue and move on. Ever upward!

1. Be honest. If you were terminated and it wasn’t due to a downsizing, you can simply mention it. Less is more — you don’t need to reveal specifics but you should be cognizant about the words you choose. The piece suggests, “Describe your situation truthfully, but in a way that is as favorable to you as possible.” Read more

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From the ‘Shame on You’ Files: Boss Terminates Employee Via Text Message

When we read this piece on The Wall Street Journal, we gasped.

That is, if you’re an employee and you get one from your boss saying you’re fired, we feel your pain. 

Per the piece, Juan Michael Porter II was dismissed from a dance company where he had worked on and off for about 10 years. He told the Journal, “We hear about people breaking up in text messages, and we think that’s tacky, but to be fired, I just couldn’t believe it.” Read more

Stacy London: ‘Getting fired sucks. There’s nothing good about it.’

It might look like Stacy London‘s life is nothing but peaches and sunshine, but the stylist and co-host of TLC’s What Not to Wear has had her share of failures.

“I was actually fired when I was the senior fashion editor when I was at Mademoiselle,” she explained in our Media Beat interview. “In retrospect, I can say it was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. At the time, I was furious. I thought that I had done a really great job, a really strong job while I was there. And one of the things that was really hard was that I sort of had to reconfigure how to identify myself. I’d associated myself really with my name on that masthead for so long that it took a second for me to figure out what’s next. It actually took about a year.”

The most important thing she learned? That a forced “vacation” can ultimately lead to a personal (and career) breakthrough.

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 1: Stacy London: ‘It’s not just about the clothes. It’s about the psychology behind them’
Part 2: What Not to Wear’s Stacy London Takes Your Fashion Questions