"I am very proud to announce that after 18 months of hard work and perfect attendance, HMA has granted me full-time employment and benefits."
-Lawson Ray Knight
If you are currently looking for a new job, it may be because you were job-eliminated or down-sized from your last position. Friends, neighbors, and colleagues may already be asking you, "What happened with your job?"
This is a question you will hear frequently as you launch your job search. It is important that you be prepared to handle this question capably - regardless of who asks. Therefore, one of the first things you’ll want to do is develop a response that is truthful and acceptable to you, and to your previous and prospective employers.
You probably will edit your Reason for Leaving Statement several times.
Although you will not distribute a written copy, writing down what you want to say will keep your explanation concise and help ensure that you have it firmly in your mind. When drafting your statement, please consider these points: