man(Who is Don? Don – MBA and International Communications Manager seeking Manager of Corporate Communications role)

Terry: Thank you.  Why did you leave your last job?

Don: Unfortunately, the company went through tremendous downsizing and I was located at one of the satellite offices.  The company is moving about 85% of its entire operations to China, including management and central core duties, which included communications.

So, working in one of the satellite offices I was part of a large round of rips where they did let go the entire marketing department — which I reported into — in February.

Terry: All right.

Don: One caveat I would like to say is that they did bring me back two days after being let go as a contractor, because they realized, you know, that so many functions could not come to a complete stop.  I was actually let go in January, but February 22nd was the last day I was there to fulfill the contract.

Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .

Q2. Why did you leave your last job? – DON QUICK RATING – B

Good job of setting context, could refine the “bringing back” in even more positive terms, don’t need to share the contract date specifics.

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