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Advice on on-site interview after layoff

Postby GGC » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:29 pm

Applied for a job at a big company after rounds of layoffs at the company I was working at. At the time I was still employed there. Had a phone interview after being laid off and I wasn't asked and did not volunteer the news.

What would be the best way to break the news when I go for the on-site interview?
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Re: Advice on on-site interview after layoff

Postby Rich Lemert » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:41 pm

I don't see that there's any necessity for you to "break the news" at all. Your concern is with the job you're trying to get, not the job you lost.

At some point they will probably ask why you're seeking a new position. You can say something like "I started looking in response to rumors about up-coming lay-offs, and unfortunately those rumors have proven to be correct."
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Re: Advice on on-site interview after layoff

Postby Dave Jensen » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:21 pm

Rich Lemert wrote:I don't see that there's any necessity for you to "break the news" at all. Your concern is with the job you're trying to get, not the job you lost.

At some point they will probably ask why you're seeking a new position. You can say something like "I started looking in response to rumors about up-coming lay-offs, and unfortunately those rumors have proven to be correct."


That's what I love about Rich Lemert's advice. The verbiage he chose above is PERFECT

Thanks Rich

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Re: Advice on on-site interview after layoff

Postby GGC » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:33 pm

Thank you Rich and Dave for the replies.
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