Branch Manager - Operations
Hr & Back End Operations
Senior Manager - Human Resources
So coming back to your question the answer would be "Since I was looking at Growth Opportunities, wherein I could handle greater responsibilities somewhere down the line I felt like I needed to explore new opportunities which would enrich me with new challenges and experiences. Nevertheless I am looking for something that would help me progress in my career and be in sync with my profile at the same time"
The Normal words people like to hear is "GROWTH", "MEDICAL ISSUE" "SICKNESS & BED REST" "SELF SABBATICAL" "TAKING TIME OUT FOR SORTING PERSONAL/FAMILY ISSUES"
if you want to speak the thruth (or maybe in mind in a lighter vein) it wud b as...."I had this hitler kind of indian HARI SADU type of a Boss who think never end of himself and believes he is the King and myself as a poor peasant asking him for alms....so one day I decided to get rid of the daily begging for mercy and put the seed of self respect in me to grow. Thereby since I could not KICK him...the only option i had was the Kick the Job with him...so I did the latter. Now I want a better boss, the one who has worked his way up & is a guide to me...someone who sees himself as an employee too....If you have such people then be assured I would work for your company for sure"
being an HR myself I know one thing....make candidates undergo any tests (even lie-detector polygraph)...there is no hard and fast rule to select them, retain them or remove them.....rather have a informal relaxed discussion acknowledging that its the NEED which meets the DEED and you can judge candidates better!...........rgrds
22nd July 2010 From India, Mumbai
It is always good to tell the truth, if you are not inf fault and still harressed by Boss. Say Frankly in the Interview, no need to worry, you qualification, experience and atttitiude. If we are clear and right we need not have to hide.
I just did the same thing. My Boss was behaving like Hari Sadu, I was looking for opportunity and got one. Clearly in the interview itself i have told the reason of leaving the previous job. So Always try to tell truth i will hurt initally but would be good forever.
22nd July 2010 From India, Madras
yes i am happy with my present company but keeping future prospect i will be open for the opportunity "
never say u r facing problem/threat in present company
23rd July 2010 From India, Udaipur
All the very best....
23rd July 2010 From India, Vijayawada
An interview is your oppurtunity to highlight your strengths and offering to a company for a future role. Hence please concentrate on the same. Under any circumstances , please aviod bad mouthing ex-employer or an ex-boss. This gives a very wrong expression and shows low professionalism. Even if you are tricked into dicussing any scam , please give the best reply without falling for it .
It not about sugar-coated answers, but how you can focus on your strenghts . The best way is to prepare yourself as per the role you are applying, suppose you are currently in a recruitment based role, and you have applied for a generalist or a Payroll role. Share how this role can add to the learnings your are looking forward to . And how your past experience have build you to perform in this future role. The current role will not allow you to move into this area, hence it makes sense for you to take up a new job.
Wish you all the best .
24th July 2010 From India, Mumbai
Even if you were treated badly, let it go. Do not damage your future career prospects by referring to it.
Focus solely on your strengths and and future goals. As others have pointed out, if pressed for reasons for leaving your previous job, it is sufficient to stay that you had achieved all you could in that position and that it was time to move to a new company offering greater challenges and a place where you could build on your skills and move up.
Hope that helps.
24th July 2010 From Australia, Melbourne
Stick to the basics...face the interview with a positive approach, leaving all those shit with Hari Sadu.
In interview u gonna tell / assure for the growth of the company thats y de r hiring you...
U wanna get rid of the shit frm Hari Sadu as soon as possible...ain`t u ? Then y r u opening it in front of strangers, forcing them all to smell.... Trust me , once u open it, u will hv to live with this old shit for ever in this new firm as well. Guess what , ur new employer wont b payin u for long due to obvious reasons.
24th July 2010 From India, Bangalore
Hence please understand
Fix the problem, not the blame.
A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
Arnold H. Glasgow
24th July 2010