You’re at a job interview. You’re doing tremendous, answering questions left and right. You’re warm, optimistic, positive. Then they ask, “Why did you pass on your last job?”
An image of your former boss, red-faced and wild, pops your head. He was such a jolt! You urgently want to air out your foilings and tell them why you HAD to stopped, but you waffle, guessing… is honesty the easiest policy in THIS position?
There’s no better way to present yourself as a whiner than to complain about a former boss or job. Even if you left over a job because your boss was an egomaniac who taken up mention for all of your hard work, verbally abused you in presence of others, and poisoned the set on your desk, don’t say anything cheap about him/her during an interview.
If you do, the interviewer may think you have a problem with authority or can’t get along with others. After all, they don’t know you. And as an authority form, they may more easily discover with your traduced former boss than with you.
It’s better not to number on them trusting YOUR side of the tale, even if it IS the truth.
So instead of saying “My boss was an awful idiot,” prefer one of these sample responses, whichever matches your particular position best:
“My manager and I both agreed that my progression chances were small there and finding another position was the best selection for me and my career goals.” Be prepared for a attainable follow-up question such as “What ARE your career goals?”
“I required more thrilling designations.” This is a nice way of saying you were fatigued out of your mind. Set Up to follow it up by saying something about being eager to undertake challenges affiliated with the location for which you are utilizing.
“I’m expecting for an organisation that supports its people.” This could trigger the “Can you extend on that?” question, so be sure to have a response projected, such as “There weren’t many developing opportunities.”
“My career goals have changed.” This is a great answer if you are going into a new area. However, parties want people who can hit the ground passing, so be set to explain how your past experiences make you a good candidate for this new occupation.
One or all of these may be variations of the real story, so you won’t really be lying about why you left your last job. You just won’t be giving them the whole truth!
Author: Ada DenisThis author has published 101 articles so far.