Reason For Job Change (Whats the Answer) - career opportunity

sarita_thakur12345 Started The Discussion:

i got mail from consultancy regarding job opening she asked me reason why i want to change my job.

yes i m looking for job for following reason

1. i m working in small firm
2. i m only person in hr here
3 here hr department is not well establish
4. location ,its faraway from my house .i m fedup with daily up down

please tell me wht will be the right answer to her question

please help

thank you

samantraj -  Member Since: May 2008

In general (if we don't want to give too specific/actual reason)we can say "for better growth & increased responsibility in a new profile with better learning."
or we can say "Professional Growth as well as Personal Growth".
If interviewer asks what do you mean by professional growth we can say new work env. with new challenges, new learnings.

For Personal Growth we can say growth in monetory terms (tangible growth) and learning through new responsibilities (intangible growth).

pon1965 -  Member Since: May 2009
Hi sarita, On today’s context, majority of the people are switching over jobs for increased paycheck. Why to hide the reality?Pls tell the reason as better prospect.

raghubar -  Member Since: Jan 2008
Dear Ms Thakur

Normally when we don't want to give actual reason to the employer, we can say "for better career opportunity & Learn Something new." or we can say "Professional Growth as well as Personal Growth".

If interviewer asks what do you mean by professional growth we can say new work environment. with new responsibilities, new challenges and new learning.

For Personal Growth we can say growth in salary and learning through new responsibilities / seniors.

sarita_thakur12345 -  Member Since: Apr 2009
thank you very much for suggestions but i want to change this job just becoz of location problem there is proper transportation in this area . it takes two hour from one side thanks

spreddy999 -  Member Since: Nov 2008
usually u get a thought of change in the job is when u feel that u r doing the same job over years and no growth in personal or professional.

Then the reason u can quote is for better career opportunity where i can grow my career in professional and personal.

krishnarfc -  Member Since: Feb 2007
Ok...... Due to the transportation problem, you want to quit the job.......... However, if the existing one is good for all aspects like salary, timings, environment, relationship, responsibilities etc., you think once again your decision..........

Why don't you relocate your house near by office, if its rented? You mould the things like you wish, so that you can win in all areas.

Thanks & Regards,


rak1954 -  Member Since: Aug 2009
According to Jack Welch, Ex CEO of GE, this is one question that he recommends employers to ask. He says that this would be his most important question.

Whatever is the reason, be honest. If you have been let go say that we had differences and we agreed to disagree. Letting go is not the end of the world. It opens you up to discover yourself. If it was your fault then this gives you the opportunity to make amends and better yourself.

There are no magical answers. Be honest, and let the chips fall.

sarita_thakur12345 -  Member Since: Apr 2009
you are right i can relocate my house but than my husband will face the same problem

well lets see

yes i m getting good salary ,less work pressure,co-operative management everything is good

thank you

i will tell her real problem than it will up to her if she react positivly or not

groyalg -  Member Since: Feb 2009
Hi Sarita,

In my opinion, speak the truth explaining the details as you mentioned here. It always works for me. Apart from this, we all are human beings and we do understand the problems we are facing in our lives. But, it totally depends how you are going to explain the reason and motive behind changing your job.

Best of luck!!



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