How to answer why did you leave your last job?

Posted on 12th Aug 2016 | 1174 views

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Many of them leave their jobs for some or the other reason. So, most of them will face this question when they go for an interview. Some people say out the facts that why they have left their previous job. Whether you were laid off, bored, or looking for your next big challenge, but you have to be direct, polite and to focus on the future instead of the past. It is important that you have to be prepared for this kind of typical interview questions like reasons for leaving jobs, before you go for an interview so that you sound positive and clear about your circumstances and goals in future.


Here are some of the answers that you should give when you are asked about why did you last job? :

1.Never bad mouth your previous employers and be careful that you always speak positively about your past job

2.You might have some bad experiences with your past job, but don't reveal them before your current employer because the interviewer may think bad about you

3.It was the hardest decision to take as it but I will be very thankful to my previous employer for giving me the opportunity to work with them

4.I like to take up new challenges in my work because taking up new challenges will help me to grow in my career.

5.I was laid off because our department was totally removed due to corporate restructuring

6.I had to relocate due to family circumstances and that's y I had to leave my job

7.I wanted to go for my higher studies so that I can get a good opportunity in future

8.I wanted to take a break for a change as I was working with the company since many years

9.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.

10.I wanted to utilize my technical skills and experience in a different capacity than I had in the past.

11.There was no scope for my future career growth and I was looking for a better opportunity than that.

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