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How exactly do you tell a prospective new company that the reason you lost your last position is because you were not a good fit?  I'm not even sure that I agree with the decision (but, in this regard I guess my opinion doesn't matter).  I was with the company for 3 years. 
Amanda Haddaway

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I personally like honesty. You were there for three years, which is average tenure at a company these days, so there's nothing to be ashamed of. Tell the recruiter/hiring manager that you tried to make things work, but you just weren't happy and you mutually decided to pursue other opportunities. Never bad mouth your previous employer and always turn it into a learning experience. Almost all of us have at least one positive thing from each job that we've held, so highlight that positive point, rather than the negative.
Michael Peggs

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Hi DJ2013,

I'm a CAREEREALISM Career Expert, and I would argue that cultural fit is the number one determinant of job happiness. It's sort of like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Sometimes you have to try a few companies on for size until you can figure out what feels right. The most important truth you can reveal to your new company is why they're right for you and you're right for them. As Amanda says, don't spend too much time on your previous employer and chose to focus on the future.


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Nick Gagalis

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I think #6 in this first post addresses your question pretty well. The second post below also helps to explain that sort of situation.

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