Past Employer Went Out of Business – Affect My Job Search?

QUESTION:

September 24, 2009 by sparktalk

Dear Experts,

One of my past employers went out of business. How does that affect my job search?

ANSWER:

Your employer being out of business may pose challenges to providing references or completing applications.  Hopefully you have secured letters of referenced and/or contact information for your previous supervisor.  If not, attempt locate him/her so that you can provide that information to potential employers.  In a pinch you can use a coworker from the prior company, but this won’t carry as much weight, I’m afraid.

Unfortunately, employers are accustomed to applicants who may have been employed by a business that is now closed.  If necessary, just note that the company is closed – it shouldn’t hurt your chances of being hired!

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About Mary Sherwood Sevinsky

Masters-prepared Certified Disability Management Specialist. Over eighteen years experience in vocational assessment, counseling, and testimony, primarily in rehabilitation services.
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