I lost my job in April because I was terminated. I had been written up previously. Back history: I took an Account Manager position because during the interview I was made to believe that I would be mostly client facing, working on development of new creative and managing a team of four. The position quickly became a data entry job with the fancy title. I still managed a group of four, but I was responsible for job entry into two different, very archaic systems (one wasn't even windows, but DOS based). I floundered and made mistakes because I was never trained. I sat with the person I replaced for one day, then I was told that all training manuals were "in the shared drive".
It was a blessing in disguise that I was terminated. That was NOT the job for me. Now I'm interviewing, and have a very important second interview with a company on Thursday. What I've been saying is that I was terminated, but that the position wasn't what it had been advertised. It wasn't a good fit from the beginning, and even though I made the best of the situation, and wanted to succeed, it was apparent that it was not the job for me.
Can anyone offer any other advice? I'm not computer illiterate, and I'm positive with the proper training I would not have been terminated. I also don't want to badmouth my former company. How to tactfully answer the question, "why did you leave your last position".