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I was asked to resign or face termination by my boss. I believe that there was undue reason for that but I resigned anyway.I applied for unemployment benefits. My employer filed for an appeal initially, but withdrew it on the date of the appeal. So I received unemployment benefits, and went back to school and finished. I am now more employable than before and have an interview this week. My question is, should I tell my potential employer that I was asked to resign? Or should it make my life simple if I just tell them I left my previous job to study?

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Leila,

Regarding your previous employer and your impending job interview.  Avoid creating any response that could hamper your progress.  Simply stated, you desired to finish and round out your schooling and you and your employer agreed that a move in a different direction would be a better fit with your overall career goals and objectives.  Avoid any complicated response; keep it short and simple as noted.

This is a suggestion, you may find useful regarding the resignation/termination scenario you have mentioned.  Thank you and good luck!  Denise Anne Taylor

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Areas of expertise: Business Etiquette | Job Interview Strategy | Job Search Roadmap | Career Transition Services have been provided to private clientele, major corporations, educational institutions, and associations throughout the United States.

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The Best of MichBusiness, Advisory Board Member 2014-2017 Metro Detroit Chapter of UN Women, Member 2013-2016 Women of Tomorrow, Mentor 2013-2016 Michigan Business and Professional Association, 101 Best and Brightest Companies, Advisory Board Member 2005-2014

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Bachelor of Science, Communications, Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI Certified-Business Etiquette and International Protocol, The Protocol School of Washington

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Startup Weekend Detroit-Winner, Crowd Favorite 2015

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