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  • You will likely hear this question at a job interview, "Why did you leave your last job? Why do

  • you want to leave your current job? Why are you leaving your job?"

  • Don't tell them negative things about your last job. Don't say, "I didn't get along with my boss.

  • She was too controlling. The work was too hard. The pay wasn't good at my last job." Instead

  • focus on why you are interested in the job you are applying for. Watch the following examples

  • and practice your own answer until you are an expert.

  • Q: Why did you leave your last job? Why do you want to leave your current job?

  • A: "I loved my last job, but unfortunately, the restaurant went out of business."

  • "I really enjoy working at the store, however, my career choice is to work at a bank. I've always

  • had a passion for working with money and that is what I'm currently going to school for."

  • "They had to downsize and since I was one of the newest workers, they laid me off."

  • "I liked my last job and got along with my boss and coworkers, but really want to work at a place

  • that challenges me and allows me to be creative. I felt that it was a little too easy for me at my

  • last job and I really needed more responsibility. I would love to contribute to this company in a

  • variety of ways."

  • "I really loved my job at the restaurant. I have a good boss and I have fun and dedicated

  • coworkers, unfortunately, they aren't getting a lot of business and for that reason, I'm not getting

  • a lot of hours. I feel it's time for me to seek another job where I can spend more time improving

  • my cooking and customer service skills. This is a great restaurant with great food that is often

  • very busy. I believe this would be a great place for me to work."

  • "I really loved working as a medical assistant and working with patients, but now that I've

  • received my registered nursing license, I feel that it's time to take the next step in my career. The

  • hospital where I currently work, doesn't have any openings for registered nurses. I've heard good

  • things about this hospital, so I decided to apply."

  • "I've loved teaching for the last 10 years. The principal at that last school really helped me to

  • become the teacher that I am today. His advice and encouragement really shaped my teaching.

  • Not only did he help me to become a better teacher, but he also inspired me to want to help other

  • teachers to reach their potential as instructors. For those reasons, I'm ready to take the next step

  • in my career and become a principal at this school."

You will likely hear this question at a job interview, "Why did you leave your last job? Why do

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Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

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    Emily posted on 2018/09/30
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