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Reasons for Leaving a Job (Interview Question Answer)

Reasons for Leaving a Job (Interview Question Answer)

"Why did you leave your last job?" or "Why are you leaving your current job?" are interview questions that require a good explanation. Here's how to get it right.

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Why did you leave your last job? Answering this question is like walking on eggshells… What if you got fired, and it was bad? What if there was a conflict? Do you tell the ugly truth? 


It’s very likely you will hear, “What are your reasons for leaving your current job?” at your next job interview, and this question is indeed a tough one. Luckily, there is a way to answer it well without blowing your chances at landing your dream job.


This article will show you:

  • What interviewers are getting at when they ask, “Why did you leave your last job?”
  • How to prepare acceptable reasons for leaving a job - without lying.
  • The best answers for the “why did you leave your last job” interview question. 


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Natalie is a writer at Zety. She loves writing about resumes and eating tacos more than life itself. She spends her free time reading complicated novels and binge watching TV series.
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