REASONS FOR LEAVING A JOB

 

When you apply for employment you will usually be asked why you left/or interested in leaving your previous job.  Steer away from making negative comments about your last employer. This can be taken as a sign that you may have been a difficult employee. Have you ever heard the phrase, "When you point your finger at another, three of your own fingers are pointed back at you." Don't bad mouth your old company, boss, or coworkers.  Be positive. Say that you are seeking a challenge to expand yourself professionally.

 

This list provides you with some of the most frequently used reasons.  The list is divided into the "RED LIGHT" danger zones, and the "GREEN LIGHT" possibilities that you can discuss in the interview.

RED LIGHT ANSWERS

(AVOID THESE!)

 

 1.  I was fired

 

 2.  Hurt on the job

 

 3.  Forced to quit

 

 4.  Job too far

 

 5.  Terminated

 

 6.  Mutual agreement

 

 7.  No babysitter

 

 8.  Personality conflict

 

 9.  Left town

 

10.  Dissatisfaction with employer/job

 

11.  Marital problems

 

12.  Not happy with pay

 

13.  Quit

 

14.  Failure to receive raise/promotion

 

15.  Arrested

 

16.  Tardiness or late to work

 

17.  Didn't get along with coworkers

 

18.  Too slow

 

19.  Couldn't do the job

 

20.  Long hours

 

21.  Disagreement

 

22.  Didn't want to work overtime

GREEN LIGHT ANSWERS

(USE THESE!)

 

 1.  Reorganization or merger

 

 2.  New job

 

 3.  Laid off

 

 4.  Lack of work

 

 5.  Not enough hours

 

 6.  Job was temporary

 

 7.  Contract ended

 

 8.  Work was seasonal

 

 9.  Better opportunity

 

10.  Seeking growth

 

11.  Promotional opportunity

 

12.  Career change

 

13.  Returned to school

 

14.  Relocated

 

15.  Raised a family

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