Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week – October 2, 2015

Here is your Job Hunting Zen Thought of the Week!

Did you leave your last job on less-than-best of terms? It's unfortunate, but often a job isn't always a match between you and a company.

Will it hurt your chances of getting that next job? Maybe.

The best thing you can do is own it. When asked by a potential employer about why you left a position, explain the circumstances which led to your leaving, and take responsibility for your own part in it.

The employer will likely appreciate the honesty. They may still wish to validate your story, but you've saved them and you from any potential surprises.

And you have the opportunity to find a better fit.

Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).

Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at, or via the website,