During an interview at a large company, You likely face the HR Department, the old fashioned way called the personnel Department. Modern HR staff don't just test Your aptitude, but also check Your personal qualities, look to Your "psychological portrait".

So very often interviews applicants asking the same question: "Why did You leave your previous job?". This question only at first glance simple, but actually, Your answer can have a significant impact on the further course of the interview and its end result. How to answer this question?

Undoubtedly to answer truthfully. after all, the HR representative costs nothing to call Your previous employer and verify everything You said. But the truth is also can apply, so to speak, "under different sauce." If You answer the question: "Why did You leave your previous job?" will detail to list all your grievances against former bosses. the chances of getting this job greatly reduced. First, quite often, Your complaints sound to acara (HR) is simply unconvincing, and, secondly, You show excessive emotionality  and even overestimated self-esteem, if you tell how you were not appreciated. And, finally, thirdly, your potential employer, it may well be fair to assume that you will also respond about him.

On the other hand, if You all forces trying to Dodge the question  on this sensitive issue, then this too can alert your potential employer. Your evasiveness is perceived as "closed" and the desire to hide the true reasons for leaving your previous work. For example, some evasive phrases are recognized by personnel officers as the most unsuccessful:

  • "Clashed with the management-team." If You speak in this way, the risk to establish itself as a personality conflict. You give reason for a potential employer to assume that the new place of work You'll behave as such.
  • "For a long time did not increase the salary". This phrase many workers, HR leads to the conclusion that most likely You don't deserve promotion.
  • "Too much work". This statement could be interpreted in two ways: either You are incompetent or have failed to insist on the involvement of the assistant.
  • "Uninteresting work". This phrase immediately puts a potential employer to ask: "But why were You working then?". Then the employer can assume that any other business also seem uninteresting.
  • "At will". If You do not want to show himself as a person "closed", try not to use this phrase in response to this question. After all, a potential employer is not interested in the shape of Your dismissal, and the real reasons for leaving.
  • Phrase with "not". The particle "no" in Your answer, for example, in the phrases "failed", "failed", "not yet", is for the tenant signal the potential dangers and alarming.

But one of the more optimal answers many employers include such as "Outgrown my company" or "I want to improve their financial situation". In this case, you do not complain about the lack of prospects or a small salary, but at the same time, in the said you do not have a drop of lies. However, one should behave carefully, explaining his departure with material interest. After all, the future employer can assume that you will be swiftly enticed by competitors for a bonus of several hundred.

Thus, it depends on You what impression You will make on a potential employer can be interested in it. To the question "Why did You leave the previous work" did not catch You by surprise. you can "rehearse" the interview at home, in front of the mirror. Learn to correctly and calmly express your thoughts in order to adequately present your professional knowledge and skills.

All these psychological stuff – well, but you need to understand
1) what we read here knows a good hrm has long been
2) now pay more attention to
a) pay
b) functional fitness
If a person is willing to do the work for the sum of N and there are prerequisites to believe that he will cope with it, the more likely it will take. So improve your professional level

I'm for sincerity

i am also for sincerity, but I am perfectly aware that my sincerity can play against me.

i think the recruiters specifically ask uncomfortable questions to look at the reaction, such as how the competitor copes with a stressful situation

but I'm wondering, the potential employer is really interesting if the person there left the former place of work?

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