I was recently terminated about 6 months into my 8 month probation period.
While they did not give a specific reason when I asked, the job wasn't a good fit for my skills, and I was considering leaving anyway. It was very routine, mechanical position, did not really cover what I had studied in school, as well as being a bachelor's level position, while I have a graduate level degree.
I was wondering how I should explain this to interviewers, such that I am not cast in a negative light. I know potential employers would not be able to find out through a background check and if I do not allow them to contact the employer but I would prefer to be truthful.