Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, July 1, 2016
First, do not list on a resume the reasons for leaving a job. Simply list the company, the time frame that you worked there, your title and what you did. Remember, companies will verify this information, so always be truthful. Where this specific question may come up is in an interview. Yes, interviewers can ask this question. If it does come up, there are two important things on which you should focus. One, be honest about the situation and two, and most importantly, demonstrate how you have learned and grown because of the situation. This will be much more well received than attempting to dance around the question. Deal with head on and then shift the focus to you and what you bring to the table for that employer.