(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.