Video:Quick Tip: Answering "Why Did You Quit" in a Job Interviewwith Michelle Tillis Lederman
Quitting a job is a normal part of life, but explaining this in a job interview can be tricky. In this job search video from About.com, learn how to answer "Why Did You Quit Your Last Job" in an employment interview.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tip: Answering "Why Did You Quit" in a Job Interview
Hi, I'm Michelle Tillis Lederman, the author of “The 11 Laws of Likability” and today I have a quick tip for you on explaining the reasons you quit a job.
Explaining Your Resume
One of the first questions you may be asked in an interview is to “walk me through your resume.” And one of the things they are looking for you to explain are any of those gaps in the resume and the reasons why you left jobs.
So if you have left a job and maybe there are not the best feelings, it isn't about spinning it positively, it's about presenting the information objectively.
Reasons to Give for Leaving Your Job
One of the number one reasons employees give for leaving a job is honestly their relationship with their boss. However, even if that is your reason you do not want to throw your boss under the bus and start badmouthing somebody. So how to we present that well?
Simply say that you had a different approach to the work, you had a different understanding of the position or you were looking for more challenging opportunities.
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