By being prepared and practicing interview questions you think you will get before hand, you won’t be thrown off by this somewhat intimidating question.
Kathy asked us in our blog:
“I’ve been stuck when answering the ‘Why do you want to leave?’ question in job interviews. I want to leave for more money!”
Great question, Kathy. You don’t want to scare the employer away by saying things like:
I hate my boss.
My coworkers are awful.
They don’t pay me what I’m worth.
Definitely stay away from bashing your current boss or coworkers. This will reflect on the type of employee you will make.
Keep your answers professional so it shows that you are looking for an opportunity that only they can provide.
I am really looking for a place where I can grow. That’s what really drew me to your job posting, I noticed on your site that you provide a lot of training opportunities.
I’ve always been interested in the restaurant business as a whole. While my background is in retail, I am looking to make a career change to a restaurant, which is where my passion lies.
I’m looking for a job where I can be challenged. I find in my current position that the work isn’t very challenging and I want to be in a fast-paced environment where I can push myself.
These types of answers will show the interviewer that you are taking your search seriously and are looking to make a positive change.
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