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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Coppola

How to answer the interview question: “Why are you changing jobs?”

This is a common question that employers ask during the interview.

It’s important for the person interviewing you to know the reasons why you want to leave your current job.

There may be many reasons for this. But are you genuine about leaving your job?

The employer doesn’t want someone half-hearted about their decision to change employment.

To be half-hearted means that you are neither here nor there. The main thing is that you come across credible.

When you desire to want to leave your job, there can be many circumstances surrounding your decision. Some of the reasons can be that:

  • You honestly want a job that brings with it new challenges

  • You are searching for better prospects and more opportunities to take your career to the next level.

But above all, try and avoid saying anything negative about the company or that you had issues and matters unresolved with your superiors or teammates. It’s never a good idea to downgrade your employer, both current or past.

Always put other organisations, companies and individuals in a positive light. You don’t want the interview to turn into a session talking negatively.

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