Employers will heavily scrutinize drivers behind job changes in hopes of determining an applicant’s potential longevity, their ability to succeed or both. For many job seekers, this presents a problem as to how to phrase why they are moving jobs. After all, they want to be honest. Yet, at the same time, it’s important that they don’t make themselves look unreliable, incompetent or unproductive. Below, we give some advice on how to describe the reasoning behind your job changes without being dishonest or painting yourself in a bad light.
There are two main strategies to describe job departures. In many instances, candidates will want to pick a combination of two reasons.
Why did you leave your last job (if you were laid off)?
Why did you leave your last job (if you are currently out of work)?
About the Author:
Ken Sundheim is the CEO of KAS Placement, a sales and marketing recruiting firm specializing in staffing business development and marketing professionals around the U.S. Ken has written for Forbes, Business Insider, AOL, Wall St. Journal and many others.
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