What To Do When You Were Fired For Job Searching At Work

Did you get fired for job searching at work? This situation happens all of the time, and it can be tricky to explain it during job interviews. Thankfully, career expert J.T. O'Donnell has some valuable advice on the subject. "When you're being paid to do a job, the last thing you should be doing is looking for a job on company time," said O'Donnell. This is a tricky situation because, during your job search, you're going to be asked why you left your last job, and you're going to have to tell the truth. In order to answer this effectively so you can continue to move forward in the hiring process with a company, you need to take the emotion out of it and speak from a logical place. The best way to do that is to use the Experience, Learn, Grow model when answering these types of questions. Essentially, you'll need to explain what happened, share what you learned, and articulate how you grew as a result of the experience (aka how you're going to make sure this situation will never happen again). The goal here is to look at the situation objectively and ease any potential concerns from the employer. The hiring team wants to make sure you won't do the same thing if hired at their company. It's important to do this because it will show HR that you made a mistake but you LEARNED from it, and you'll never make it again. "They're going to hear the sincerity and authenticity in your voice and that's what's going to give them the confidence to go ahead and hire you despite this blip on your resume," said O'Donnell. So, there you have it. If you got fired for job searching at work, you should use the Experience, Learn, Grow model to explain why you left your last job.

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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Back in March, we made the hard decision to change our private Facebook group of over 37 THOUSAND members to a fee-based only platform.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

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