When you're interviewing in a new company, while still working in your current role, should you tell your interviewer that you're leaving the company because you haven't been paid for 3 months, and for 3 more months you didn't receive a full salary?
should you tell your interviewer that you're leaving the company because you haven't been paid for 3 months, and for 3 more months you didn't receive a full salary?
Only do it when and if asked.
Try to keep your answer brief and honest, and stick to the facts (so it does not come out as you venting out with your current employer).
Anyways, I feel that saying that you are seeking a new job because payment is inconsistent is a valid thing to say. No need to give specific details on how many months or the amount of money.
There is a fine line between being truthful and spreading rumours. I think this is probably over the line. If you wanted to say something like this, I would say:
My current company isn't doing well financially and I'm worried about my company's future, so I'm choosing to be proactive and hunt for a job earlier rather than later.
This shows the interviewing company that you are not unemployed, and does not give them the information that you are not gainfully employed (which is important leverage; you will get a better offer if you are gainfully employed and get lowballed if the recruiter thinks otherwise), and also shows them that you are not terminated for cause (so they don't have to worry about your performance) while also getting across the idea that you need something new in the near term because, by no fault of your own, you may find yourself unemployed soon (but nobody knows how soon).
It should go without saying, but also you should not answer this question unless prompted directly.