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So I was unfortunately fired from my last job during probationary period and so far my approach in interviews for prospective employers has been to be upfront about it, I actually think it's best to just be honest. I just say I ended up not being a good fit.
Some people actually asks why I wasn't a good fit though, which is a bit tricky. I've no idea what to respond. I googled a bit and a lot of people recommends being upfront about what I got wrong. That's a great and very mature approach but I wonder if it's really practical, which is the only thing that really matters right now.
Admitting to mistakes is obviously more practical than badmouthing my employer or deflecting blame, that's for sure.
But I was wondering what's the best middle ground. I'm sure talking about something I did wrong that they wouldn't want in their company isn't good, even if I claim I learned from the experience. So I was wondering what's a better solution, and I really need tips from you guys.
So far I've been going with it was a big company with a lot of procedures and bureaucracy which I'm not used to at all, and that's the main thing that caused me not to be a good fit, specially if applying to a startup, but I think that implies that it was a behavioral problem or I couldn't adapt so I want to come up with a better approach. I'm a software developer by the way.
I'm told to be honest about what happened a lot so that's what I'll go with. What really happened is actually the version that I'm giving at the moment, it was a big company with more processes and rules and I only ever worked at startups, so I wasn't a good fit at all. What happened is a longer story but I think that's a good way to sum it up, and to be fair it's also a bit watered down. I was wondering how to put it so it doesn't come across as a behavioral problem or me not wanting to adapt because that's obviously very bad.