Since I'll be looking for a new job, I need advice on how to handle the "not returning to the same school" question. If they ask if I'm not returning to the school, do I offer up "non-renewal" or just "No, I'm not returning to the school" and offer up why if they ask why? Also, on a previous interview this year, I was asked why I was non-renewed from my previous job and I said something that alluded to new administration wanting to hire their own personnel. Was that an acceptable answer or should I have just said I did not know why... If any future interviewers ask why I was non-renewed, would it be safe to say that the P wanted to hire someone closer to the school? Should I say, "Not a good fit." And how can I explain not a good fit? I think I wasn't a good fit for the school. The school leans heavily into athletics and coaching. Although I love lots of sports, the driving distance would have kept me from being involved in any kind of coaching. Also, academics isn't really stressed here. The care falls tremendously on sports and the school likes transfers-in who can play sports well.