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published March 08, 2023
Keeping it Short. Generally, the more you try to explain, the more difficult your explanation becomes. You should prepare a short, to the point statement, and be prepared to answer follow-up questions, but only if they are asked.
Be As Positive As Possible. Negative statements about your former boss or employing organization will only hurt you. The last think you want to do is burn bridges, or give a prospective employer the impression that you are a disgruntled employee. By keeping your statement as positive as possible, you will only help to advance your candidacy.
Put Your Best Foot Forward, But Remain Truthful. There are a number of factors that result in someone leaving. Explain them to your recruiter, he or she will help you determine reasons that are most positive and easiest to explain, while remaining truthful.
Take Stock. You should identify past successes, current strengths, overall work style, and personal preferences.
Refine Your Career Objectives. You should be clear, focused, and realistic about your career objectives, based on your past work experience and academic credentials.
Work With Your Recruiter to Make a Dynamic Presentation. Your recruiter will help you to draft an effective resume, and review interview skills, so that you may be at your highest level of effectiveness when approaching a potential employer.
Work With Your Recruiter to Create a Marketing Strategy. Your recruiter will help create an effective marketing strategy on your behalf, in terms of firm selection, and the type of presentation to be made to these firms.
Be Persistent. The job process can be a long and challenging one, but your commitment to the search and implementation of your recruiter's plan will give you the best chances to ensure a successful outcome.
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