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Friday, February 10, 2012 - 1:45pm

WORKING: Explaining A Layoff

Being let go at your job is hard enough, but then you have to explain it at job interviews to your next potential employer.

It’s even more complicated when the job lasted just a few months.

Brandon Smith answers a blog reader’s question about how to handle this delicate issue.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.


For recent graduates having trouble finding work, Brandon offers specific advice on how to present your resume to increase your chances of nabbing an interview. (1:00)


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