Job Interview Answer:
Why Are You Leaving Your Job?
Answers to Why Did You Leave Your Job
the questions that is typically asked in an interview is "Why are you leaving your job?" or "Why did you leave your job?"
if you have already moved on. If you were fired from your job, use these answers to respond. If you left of your own accord, review these suggestions on how best to answer and tailor your response to meet
your particular situation. Be direct and focus your interview answer on the future, especially if your leaving wasn't under
the best of circumstances.
Regardless of why you left,
don't speak badly about your previous employer. The interviewer may wonder if you will be bad-mouthing his company next time
you're looking for work. I once interviewed a person who told me that her last employer was terrible. They didn't pay her
enough, the hours were awful and she hated the job. That company happened to be my company's biggest, and most important,
customer. And there is no way I would have hired someone who felt that way, justified or not, about our valuable client. So,
she gave up any opportunity of getting the job as soon as she answered the "Why did you leave?" question.
Prepare answers to typical
job interview questions, like this one, in advance. Practice your responses so you sound positive, and clear, about your circumstances
and your goals for the future.