How To Answer “Why Are You Leaving Your Job?” – Work It Daily

A prepared job seeker will have thought about questions that will be asked at the job interview. One of them may be: “Why are you leaving your job?” As you think about a response to this question, also consider how the interviewer may interpret that response.

It’s important to take caution with how questions are answered at the job interview because when it’s not framed properly, it can be interpreted negatively and cost you the job opportunity.


There can be many reasons to why you want to leave your job. They could be:

  • You hate your boss
  • You’re bored at work
  • You want more money
  • You want more challenge
  • You don’t want to work in this particular field or industry
  • Or an assortment of other reasons

Whatever your reason is, it’s not always appropriate to tell it like it is to the potential employer. Think of a response that will impress the employer, but that still comes off as an honest reason.

Here are some tips to help:

Give A Positive Response To The Question

Communication at a job interview should always come off positive. To start, you may talk about the great opportunities you’ve been given and how much you’ve learned through your current employer, before giving your reason. Employers like to hear things like…

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