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Layoff from previous employment [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2005, 00:36
While filling my application for EMBA program, I came across a question asking the reason for leaving the preivous employer. Unfornuately I was laid off from my previous company during its merger with the other company. In fact my whole heirarchy was removed including my manager and my subordinates.It was a mass layoff. Immediately after this, I got a very good job offer including salary,designation and responsibility and I am doing very well till date. Will mentioning that lay off negatively affect my candidature and reduce my chances of admission?

Your advice will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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While filling my application for EMBA program, I came across a question asking the reason for leaving the preivous employer. Unfornuately I was laid off from my previous company during its merger with the other company. In fact my whole heirarchy was removed including my manager and my subordinates.It was a mass layoff. Immediately after this, I got a very good job offer including salary,designation and responsibility and I am doing very well till date. Will mentioning that lay off negatively affect my candidature and reduce my chances of admission?

Your advice will be highly appreciated. Thanks


No. it will not negatively affect your candidacy. Just matter of factly state that you were laid off as result of a massive down-sizing at your company. Fortunately, you quickly found another job with a higher salary and more responsibility.

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