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Answers to Voluntary Leave

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Sample answers to the interview question "Why did you leave your job?

·   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.

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