“Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?”

Posted December 07, 2012 by

CollegeRecruiter.comAs you practice questions for your next interview, consider that an employer may ask you why you want to leave your last or current position.  The following post has advice on how to answer this question.

A common question asked during an interview is “Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?” A friend of mine who worked in Iran during the 1979 revolution offers an easy answer: his resume always says “civil unrest.” While that is a concrete and completely honest answer, most of us don’t usually have such a perfect answer when asked that question during an interview. Futhermore, the answer can be even more difficult if you are still in your current position and interviewing for a new position at another company.

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“Why Did You Leave Your Last Position?”

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