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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Why You Left Your Last Job?

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.