Left a Job of 4 Months - How to Explain to Employers?

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Left a Job of 4 Months - How to Explain to Employers?

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:26 pm

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Re: Left a Job of 4 Months - How to Explain to Employers?

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:31 pm

You can blame the dysfunction on COVID which lets your previous employer save face and therefore gets you mostly out of "badmouth" territory.

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Re: Left a Job of 4 Months - How to Explain to Employers?

Post by Anonymous User » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:25 pm

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Re: Left a Job of 4 Months - How to Explain to Employers?

Post by texanslimjim » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:41 pm

The answer to this type of thing is to always frame it as being about your own personal preferences and professional desires, not about what your previous employer was doing.

I'm not sure how you could reframe "they're disorganized and I suspect malpractice is inevitable there" though. So you're probably better off just making up another reason like a 2L OCI makes up why they selected a firm to interview with.

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