man(Who is Steven? Steven – Human Resources Professional seeking Senior Human Resources Generalist role)

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

Steven: It was a job elimination as they went through some restructuring.  In case, the real estate market hit them fairly hard.  They did a lot of expansion in the past couple years before that bubble burst so they are having some issues with occupancy so they went through a restructuring.

In addition to that, they moved a lot of their operations to their office so that really cut the size of the office down and ended up eliminating my position.

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

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

Good that you didn’t sound bitter, good you gave context, could do a little more of how many people were  impacted, etc. to reinforce that it wasn’t performance related.

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Terry Kozlowski

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