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So, after looking around on the site, I haven't found a question that asks this. I've seen many question about Why is it not a good idea to “badmouth” a previous employer?, but none on how to disclose the negatives of a previous (or current) job, without seemingly using your ex-employer as a scapegoat.
In my case, whenever I am asked why I am looking for new opportunities, I tend to be honest and disclose what I think are problems in our work environment. I also try to talk about the positives of that work environment.
Usually I say something like this :
Due to the problems with X and Y, and the lack of Z, our team is unable to do A correctly, and it makes it impossible for us to deliver a quality product.
While the project itself was extremely interesting, and working with the team was an enlightening experience, I felt that I could not keep working under those conditions.
With these statements I try to show that I don't think that everything was awful in my ex-job, but that, due to reasons which were independent of my will, I had no choice left but to quit.
I am wondering if there is a better way to disclose why I left my ex-job, without seemingly using my ex-employer as a scapegoat ?