- Never-Ever put down negative comments as to why you left a previous job.
- The reason you see this "reason for leaving" box on applications is due to the fact that recruiters see that as an easy "red flag" to catch you with.
- As Colleen10 mentioned, ANYTHING negative about a previous employer shows you are a team player. Therefore, do not put anything negative on resume/on application. And do not say anything negative about previous employer at intervirew.
- That being said...how do you cover your heinny/butt/rear-end?
1. You need a story -- and you need to practice your story.
Example: You left to pursure other opportunities -- usually good enough excuse.
2. I would look at interview texts at bookstore (don't need to buy - just look). Find some good "stories" to cover your rear-end.
Regarding legal issues:
- Most (if not all facilities) will give dates of employment and that's about it. Most will not elaborate due to legal issues.
- Make sure you have good references. Not sure how hospital industry works -- but in computer profession, references never seem to get called.
- Important thing. Your question, while valid, is not something to loose sleep over. So don't let this issue hold you back. If you feel you are ready - then jump back into the game.
- And in reality...that's all a job search