I finally got a good job offer that I accepted. It seems like a great fit with a great company, however, I realized that I may have messed up royalty in the interview process about the reason why I left one of my jobs.
Two jobs ago, I was let go due to a medical issue that the company was not willing to work with me on, and was fired. Around the same time, another member from my team left the company, and it was clear that my old company wasn’t valuing the new team they created when I joined.
So, during the interview, I was not directly asked why I left that job. However, when I takled about the job, I said something like “the company let me go because they were shrinking the department”
In hindsight, I have no clue why I wasn’t more upfront and just forgot about it in the interview process. It was a dumb thing to omit and I think I just got nervous. I totally get It’s not a good excuse not to bring something like this up. I dot know what I was thinking.
Now I am getting ready to go through a background check/job application. On the application/offer letter, it does ask if I have ever been discharged or asked to resign as well an explanation.
I am going to be totally honest on the application, however, is there anything else I should do to mitigate my risk? Should I call the HR rep at my new company to head it off at the pass? Should I just withdraw from the job offer? How screwed am I? I am not going to put in my resignation at my current job until the background check comes back, but I wanted to check in.
What should someone in my or in a similar situation do?