Never Mention Negatives in Your Resume


If you have some sort of negative issue in your job history (such as getting fired), don’t raise it — ever — but especially not in your cover letter or resume. Even in the interview, let the employer bring it up. Once the issue has been raised, the best answer is always the truth. Admit that you made a mistake — and, more importantly, show how you have learned from that mistake. Read our article, Getting Fired: An Opportunity for Change and Growth.