Ask an Expert: How to Explain a Downsizing During an Interview

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An AOL reader asks, "I have been let go and I am collecting a severance package. How do I handle this in a interview?My former employer will not report anything negative if a prospective employer calls for a reference."

You're not alone! Many people face the same conversation in their interviews each day and in a volatile market, being downsized doesn't necessarily hurt your chances of finding new employment because employers often realize that many good employees were let go due to circumstances beyond their control.