Terminated While Interviewing Elsewhere?
I was let go from my job last week, terminated without cause if that helps. I had another thread going, but basically my boss and I didn't see eye to eye with one another and he knew I didn't want to be in the industry for the rest of my life. He called it "a mutually parting"...I guess it helps him sleep at night.
I knew it was coming so I started the job search process about a month ago. I am in the final stages of the interview process with several other firms. Since they received my resume several weeks ago, it lists that I am "Current" in my old position. I have gone through multiple phone screens while still employed by my old firm.
My last day was Friday. Should I be forthright in telling my interviewers that I no longer work at my old firm? It's probably not the best way to start off an interview. I will of course be asked the inevitable "so why do you want to leave firm X" for which reason I do not want to lie, but I am in the final stages with several opportunities and I don't want to completely suicide bomb my chances for these opportunities.
This is the scenario I don't want to get into:
So why do you want to leave?
Well, I actually no longer work for my firm.
It wasn't a good fit for me and it wasn't a role in which I could build the career path I wanted.
Nice to meet you...
How would you guys handle the situation? Thanks