I am curious how you answer the question "have you ever been dimissed or asked to resign in any position?"

The job application I am looking at has a box for a yes or no answer. After, it has a small box to explain.

If the question doesn't specifically ask to state every instance of being dismissed or forced to resign, do I have to include every single time I was let go? Can I just give one example?

Thank you for your help.


I would say that "have you been asked to resign" including an explanation is something which I probably would not answer since it would require me to spill beans about my previous employers. It could reveal their HR strategy, and it may disclose a delicate financial situation of my employer.

I could imagine in an interview something along the lines of: "After discussing career options with my boss I came to the conclusion to leave."

  • thank you for this comment. This is what I did on the application- I said "yes," explained one incident, and in the interview, the question was never brought up. – Michael Jun 23 '18 at 18:24
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    Asked to resign is not the same as being made redundant - you do know that ? – Neuromancer Jun 23 '18 at 21:01

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