How to answer for Why do you want to Leave your Job?

Posted on 10th Jul 2013 | 1006 views

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You have applied for the job and got an interview call. You gave answered all the questions with confident but stocked up at a question why do you left your last job?. Your resumespeaks a lot about your academic qualifications and your professional experiences you have and achievements and other details. But the interviewer tests your communication and confidence levels in an interview.


The next common question asked in any interview is why do you left your last job? Now, we discuss about this question and on which grounds the interviewer expects to answer this question.

Below tips may helpful in answering this question:

What exactly recruiters want to hear from you?

Your interviewer will be keen to hear from you the reasons you carry from your previous job. He may expect the other reasons like official conflicts, stress and any other reasons to make you change your job. The reason which you are going to tell will explore you as what kind of employee you are. Here you can also explain if you have any work gaps and hops if any. Even the interviewer also expect to know that what will be your carrer goalsand how this job change will gift with your long term career goals. They will also check how you will add value to their organization and long term question with their organization.

How to face this question?

Answer with a positive tone and explain the reasons why you are going to change your job. If you have any bitter experiences with your previous job, then explain them with a confident voice in a positive way. Be brief and concise and up to the point. The suggestive answers will be: Searching for new opportunities and challenges A wish to work for a multinational company or larger and established company Shifting in domain

How not to answer?

Never criticize or badmouth about your previous employer. Never highlight salary matters, conflicts and other issues at work place. The reasons for changing your job should present in a positive tone. The answers should reflect as you work for organisation growth and add value to your profile.


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