Answer to 'Why do u want to leave your current job'
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Answer to 'Why do u want to leave your current job'

Anamika92 Started The Discussion:

The most common question ' why do u want to leave"

Common answers - better prospects.

But what if we are working for one of the largest/reputed firms ?
and designed as PA to MD/CEO ie. the top most position.

Better package doesnt sound appeasing to the recruiter. Criticizing the current employer/ management is also not advised, though it may be true.

So pl suggest what would be the perfect/satisfactory answer

avrella_m112 - Member Since: Sep 2007
You can be diplomatic when you answer this question. This is the question the prospective employer checks your wit. You can say that you have learnt a lot in your present job and wish to utilize your skills in a company that offers exciting opportunities to grow as a person and as a professional. You wish to broaden ur learning horizons and look forward to seeking a rewarding career as you grow. Remember never degrade ur present organization. When asked why you wish to leave you can state that they have offered you a lot of opportunites to grow and you have given in your best, you look forward to climbing the corporate ladder. The present company does offer opportunites but at some point of time you feel that you are saturated and wish to contribute your talents in the arena where the sky knows no limits. By joining a new organization not only you are seeking a monetary rewarding challenge, but also utilising your prior expertise and learning many more new roles on the job which will help you to tap your unknown potential.

You can add many more to this... this are a few tips

Hope it helps

bhaisepravin - Member Since: Feb 2008
:roll: Don't get confused at all....
Be honest but diplomatic....
The few reasons you may look for change are--
1. Good profile
2. Reputed organisation
3. Fantastic / dream location
4. Monetary benifits
5. Learning Desire

But never let the HR feel like you are more influenced by the job & you are job seeker / job hopper.

Diplomatically you need to explain your aims and goals in your life and relate them to this change.

But my sinciere thought is that this question shall not be only benchmarking question to decide about the candidates guarantee to stay in the organisation in the organisation.

In fact it is very easy to know from the candidates attitude and behaviour that whether he is job seeker or opportunity holder.

Many atimes even though right canddate clears technical round of interview, he fails in HR only with this question. HR really need to focus on this question positively.

ethanincity - Member Since: Apr 2014
Hello there,

There may b many reasons like:

1. Work profile
2. Company Reputed
3. No employee friendly environment
4. Less benefits
5. Looking for a new challenge
6. Schedules and Hours
7. Career Change

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