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Specializes in skill and long term care. Has 20 plus years experience.

Have you ever been terminated from your position?if so,how did you move on and what did you tell your new employer?

haunani, BSN, RN

Specializes in Ortho/Neuro (2yrs); Mom/Baby (6yrs); LDRP (<1yr). Has 10 years experience.

Yup, sure have. Part of why I switched careers (just was NOT happy in the other one).

First thing to do is to talk to HR, and find out what information they release to people calling about you. I was lucky that my previous employer had a strict rule that the only information released was position, start date, end date, and salary. Whether or not it was a termination was NOT released, so I did not have to share that info with my perspective employers.

imintrouble, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg. Has 16 years experience.

Yes, I was fired as a nurse. First time I was ever fired from anything. I didn't have time to be depressed or angry as I could not go weeks without another job. I spent a week job searching and was forthcoming with the firing, and the reasons why I was fired. No job offer anywhere, and this was when there truly was a nurse shortage.

Then I wised up, omitted the firing, and simply said that I'd left my last job because I needed a change. The very first interview where I didn't report being fired, I was hired. I do not advocate lying to an employer. But during that time in my life my choices were limited.

April13RN

Specializes in Pediatric Mental Health.

I left a job I loved for a great opportunity closer to home. Sadly the new opportunity did not work out and I am finding that the best thing to do is submerge myself in things I love to do/de-stressers (working out, cleaning, watching movies etc.) in my spare time.

During the time that I would be at work I am making it my job to send out resumes to any promising opening. So far so good, I have two interviews next week. The hardest part is just trying to keep your spirits up enough to job hunt. Try and find some supportive friends I found good shoulders to lean on in my fiance, mom, old co-workers, and good friends.

As far as my next position goes I plan on omitting it from my resume since I was only there for a short time. If they ask further questions I will keep it short and say something like I was not a good fit but it was a good learning experience.

Good Luck!! You're definitely not alone:redpinkhe

eriksoln, BSN, RN

Specializes in M/S, Travel Nursing, Pulmonary. Has 15 years experience.

I've been fired from a non-nursing job. At that time in my life, the jobs I worked were not of the "professional" variety. I simply omitted those 6 months from my resume....................lol, acutally, I didn't have a resume. I quit putting it on the job applications.

Never fired from a nursing position, but have left on bad terms. I use the old, staple "Nice place, not a good fit for me." Never had anyone ask "Why wasn't it a good fit?" yet. I did put "No" for contacting them, and said "The manager I worked for is no longer there and I don't believe I will get a non-bias report on how I was as an employee from the new person." That was true btw, so.............IDK, might not be an option for you.

BOOYARN

Has 8 years experience.

LOL nursing for almost 9 years. and I've been fired twice.

they said i was "unsubordinate" go figure! i was younger and had to learn to rolll with the punches and keep my my mouth closed. anyway one i omitted from resume, i was only there 6 months and the other for 3 years i spoke to the HR lady whom which i knew well, and she gave me good reference ...

now im in a UNION !!! ha ! ha ! ha!

eriksoln, BSN, RN

Specializes in M/S, Travel Nursing, Pulmonary. Has 15 years experience.

LOL nursing for almost 9 years. and I've been fired twice.

they said i was "unsubordinate" go figure! i was younger and had to learn to rolll with the punches and keep my my mouth closed. anyway one i omitted from resume, i was only there 6 months and the other for 3 years i spoke to the HR lady whom which i knew well, and she gave me good reference ...

now im in a UNION !!! ha ! ha ! ha!

Boo-Yarn. Thats an interesting screen name. What made you go with that? "BOOOOO............" ha ha, I scared the poop outta that yarn.

Do you have a cat that sneaks up on yarn and attacks it? Thats what it made me think of.

Naturally_lynn40

Has 10 years experience.

Yep! Just tell the truth! Most employers are just looking to see if u are telling the truth! They can only check to see if u really were employed where u said u were employed at, when u said u were employed there, and most importantly what were your job title! Remember all of us are HUMAN and we are proned to mess up daily! Also know that when God closes one door he's about to open up a BETTER door! Hold your head up! Don't get discouraged, it's gonna be ALRIGHT! Termination happens to the best of us for the Better! If u got fired, it's because God don't want u there anymore! If any1 wrongfully fired u, believe me when I tell u, they'll reap what they sow! May u get a Better Job Soon 

sorry

Specializes in skill and long term care. Has 20 plus years experience.

Whoa!!!!!! what some encouraging words here.

Sparrowhawk

Specializes in LTC.

Whoa!!!!!! what some encouraging words here.

Huh?

I dunno...I don't like talking about getting fired..it shames me each time. :(