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REASONS FOR LEAVING A JOB

When you apply for employment you will usually be asked why you left (or, are interested in leaving) your previous job.  This list provides you with some of the most frequently used reasons.  The list is divided into the "RED LIGHT" danger zones, and the "GREEN LIGHT" possibilities that you can discuss in the interview.

RED LIGHT ANSWERS

(AVOID THESE!!!)

  1.  I was fired

  2.  Hurt on the job

  3.  Forced to quit

  4.  Job too far

  5.  Terminated

  6.  Mutual agreement

  7.  No babysitter

  8.  Personality conflict

  9.  Left town

10.  Dissatisfaction with employer/job

11.  Marital problems

12.  Not happy with pay

13.  Quit

14.  Failure to receive raise/promotion

15.  Arrested

16.  Tardiness or late to work

17.  Didn't get along with coworkers

18.  Too slow

19.  Couldn't do the job

20.  Long hours

21.  Disagreement

22.  Didn't want to work overtime

 

GREEN LIGHT ANSWERS

(USE THESE!!!)

  1.  Reorganization or merger

  2.  New job

  3.  Laid off

  4.  Lack of work

  5.  Not enough hours

  6.  Job was temporary

  7.  Contract ended

  8.  Work was seasonal

  9.  Better opportunity

10.  Seeking growth

11.  Promotional opportunity

12.  Career change

13.  Returned to school

14.  Relocated

15.  Raised a family