If a hiring manager asks why I left a previous job, do I have to mention that it was due to a layoff? Is there a way to address the question without mentioning the layoff?
- Capital One 94xzYou don’t have to mention it. Though honestly, it doesn’t matter. A lot of people get laid off and do mention it.
- Legally in the u.s. they cant ask about gaps in employment or anything like that so you dont have to answer.
- Its actually only in certain states so I'm a little right and a lot wrong. But in CA, NY you cant ask. Idk about the legality behind "why did you leave" but they cant ask "why were you not working during xyz time." Basically I responded to a different question with only partially true info. Status quo for blind 👍Jan 40