Iam karthik, After constantly attending interviews all over, iam still failing to give a appropriate answer to the question "WHY YOU LEFT YOUR LAST ORGANISATION" ..though my answer are different everytime ..iam still unable to impress the interviewer :( iam really helpless, I really dont know what i should say at that time .. because the real reason was work overload and huge problem created by my immediate boss which i cant tell the interviewer........... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME
I desperate to get a job PLZ HELP :( :( :(

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Hi, Dont give any negative answer. Its not create good impression of you. Always we look for better prospects.
From India, Pune
yeah i dont tell any negatives ....but what i should say then... because that is the actual reason .and true fact ..but interviewer will never like to hear the truth ...so what are the things should i keep in mind or plz suggest some examples.. :( :(
thanx fr the reply :)
****Shall i say my work was not appreciated or i was not receiving any support from my immediate boss .?? does it look negative .???

From India, New Delhi
Pramod B Raju
Hi Karthik,

I understand your concern and i too had to face this problem in past and always give positive answers as said by Madhuri, here are some points your can implement in your coming interviews. All the best.

Why do you want to leave your current job?

"Why do you want to leave your current job?"

There are many wrong answers to this question. Some of them include saying things like, I hate my job, I hate the company, I'm not appreciated there, I hate my boss, I'm sick of working there, etc. Basically, anything negative is a bad answer. If you say something negative, they will think you will eventually get into that situation again while working for them. So I highly recommend you have a good answer that leaves a positive impression while displaying good traits.

Short Answers

"I want to find a company with more opportunities. My previous company was very small and didn't have opportunities for growth. After learning about the work environment here, I felt this is exactly the type of place I want to work."

"My current company is very large and it's difficult to do different tasks. We have routine work that never changes. I want to work in an environment where I can utilize more of my skills."

"Our family moved to live near a better school district for our children. This area is great and I want to find a job closer to my new home. My previous job was too far away to commute."

Long Answer

"I really enjoy what I'm doing, but I feel I'm following a routine. I looked around for more opportunities to grow, but because the company is small, I'm very limited. I want to work in an environment that will help me realize my full potential and a place I can contribute everything I'm capable of doing. My current job doesn't provide these things for me and that's why I want to work here. I know ABC Company has a lot of opportunities for growth and encourages employees to take on challenging projects to learn more. That is what I'm looking for."

Thanks & regards,


From India, Bangalore

don\'t give any negative answer against organization or like work load and dispute with you and your immediate boss. You may say simply for better prospects. You can also prove that you are not adjusting with your existing company with so may reason and current work profile.

From India, Delhi
Thanks a lot Mr. Pramod.
A very useful and valid points you have provided me :O :O
We have routine work that never changes. I want to work in an environment where I can utilize more of my skills."
i think this is the type of answer i was looking for so long time ...i got some idea from this .....thanx :)
hope will get more suggestions like it :)

From India, New Delhi

That was a real Good response/suggestion Pramod. Keep it up.
And Karthik--pl don't ask for more suggestions or you might land-up in a situation called 'information overload'--leading to a confused state of mind rather than getting better answers. Once you find the answer that you can handle comfortably--the key word being 'comfortably'--just go & implement it [with minor changes if needed--that's where you use YOUR discrimination].
All the Best.

From India, Hyderabad

I do not understand why interviewers keep asking this stupid question.
It is totally irrelevant and has no bearing on your ability to do the job you are applying for.
Sadly this question appears in those long lists of "interview questions" that show up on CiteHR and other websites with monotonous regularity.
Surely there is no interviewer left in the world now that expects to get a truthful answer to this question. All it does is encourgage people to lie and that sets a bad precedent.
I keep coming back to the simple fact that if you are interviewing people for jobs, YOU MUST base your interview questions solely on the job description and person specification for the particular job. You need to find out if the person CAN DO THE JOB and will fit in with your organisational culture. NOTHING ELSE IS RELEVANT - certainly not why the person left their last job.

From Australia, Melbourne

Dear John,
As you feel it might be a stupid question. But, for interviewer, it is a valuable one from which he can extract the integrity ad loyalty in the way of answering.......
It could be consider under psychometric in other ways

From India, Warangal
Gud1 folks.
Always remember that its only the TRUTH that PREVAILS. However, the ART is -
1. be practical & smart but honest in finding and fixing the problems you face at work. Bcoz its PEOPLE you have to work with and you will never be able to change that.
2. never SELF-BLAIM for any job appointment not working well for you, it could have happened with any one.
I am available at campushrrecuit(at)gmail

From India, Delhi

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