Oct 11, 2019 - 05:49 PM
For example, if you were fired because you couldn't keep up with the workload or didn't fully understand the scope of your duties, you can say how you have since learned some helpful time-management techniques or better communication tactics. You don't need to get into the nitty-gritty details of what happened – you want to transition as soon as you can into the positive aspects, such as how you've learned new skills to deal with the issues that led to your firing.
Always be respectful of your former employer since badmouthing them will send up a red flag to an interviewer, who believes you might do the same one day to him/her, or the company. Remain professional and upbeat: "I was sorry to leave XYZ Company, but I've learned a lot of new skills that I believe will be of benefit to this position, along with my previous experience." Since talking about your dismissal might be difficult, try practicing your answer several times with friends or family until you feel more comfortable, and they believe you sound sincere and professional.