Interview Question

How do you guys answer this question please?

Why are you leaving your current employer?


  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    • I found myself bored with the work and looking for more challenges. I am an excellent employee and I didn't want my unhappiness to have any impact on the job I was doing for my employer.
    • There isn't room for growth with my current employer and I'm ready to move on to a new challenge.
    • I'm looking for a bigger challenge and to grow my career and I couldn't job hunt part time while working. It didn't seem ethical to use my former employer's time.
    • I was laid-off from my last position when our department was eliminated due to corporate restructuring.
    • I'm relocating to this area due to family circumstances and left my previous position in order to make the move.
    • I've decided that is not the direction I want to go in my career and my current employer has no opportunities in the direction I'd like to head.
    • After several years in my last position, I'm looking for an company where I can contribute and grow in a team-oriented environment.
    • I am interested in a new challenge and an opportunity to use my technical skills and experience in a different capacity than I have in the past.
    • I recently received my degree and I want to utilize my educational background in my next position.
    • I am interested in a job with more responsibility, and I am very ready for a new challenge.
    • I left my last position in order to spend more time with my family. Circumstances have changed and I'm more than ready for full-time employment again.
    • I am seeking a position with a stable company with room for growth and opportunity for advancement.
    • I was commuting to the city and spending a significant amount of time each day on travel. I would prefer to be closer to home.
    • To be honest, I wasn't considering a move, but, I saw this job posting and was intrigued by the position and the company. It sounds like an exciting opportunity and an ideal match with my qualifications.
    • This position seemed like an excellent match for my skills and experience and I am not able to fully utilize them in my present job.
    • The company was cutting back and, unfortunately, my job was one of those eliminated.
    Pick one! BTW, why do YOU want to leave your current employer?
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  • SteveLordSteveLord Member Posts: 1,717
    Rule # 1. Avoid speaking negatively of your current or past employers. Unfortunately, a few of those items Essendon listed cross the line in my opinion.
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  • badboyeeebadboyeee Member Posts: 348
    SteveLord wrote: »
    Rule # 1. Avoid speaking negatively of your current or past employers. Unfortunately, a few of those items Essendon listed cross the line in my opinion.

    You are right. It's actually a pretty easy interview question but the "hard" part is holding back the negative. There are other good answers in that list tho.
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