Linked Questions

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15answers
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Why is it not a good idea to “badmouth” a previous employer?

My life is miserable at the company I work for. I'm in the tech industry in an organization with one of the best companies in the world, yet the workplace I'm in is completely toxic. People seriously ...
38
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4answers
22k views

I'm leaving because I didn't get a raise. What should I tell my employer if they ask why I'm leaving? [duplicate]

I have been working with my current employer for about two years now. I filled in a specific niche role, which has since expanded to become an important part of our software department. I not only ...
20
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4answers
27k views

How do I explain leaving a short-tenure position at a disfunctional company and not look like a badmouth? [duplicate]

I am currently working for a small company that is not going to survive due to mismanagement. The director of the company is chaotic, verbally abusive, and generally pretty bad at making any sort of ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How do I give reference for a potential workplace if my reason for leaving my previous workplace was due to management? [duplicate]

Perhaps it might be better if I start out with some background first and that might give everyone a bit of an idea on where I'm coming from. I will be omitting all names here just in case. I work for ...
-2
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2answers
307 views

How to answer, why one has left an incivil workplace? [duplicate]

I work for a small company (less than 50 employees, more than 20 years old company) where incivility is state of the art. Everyone who crosses the manager's or supervisor's path, is held responsible ...
1
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1answer
258 views

How could I answer to the question: “Why are you leaving your company?” without looking conceited? [duplicate]

I'm planning to look for another job. I am a programmer. I have a lot of reasons, but some of them, which are important to me, and not only salary related, make me think a bit. For example: 1) All ...
0
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2answers
663 views

How to explain termination because of internal politics to interviewer? [duplicate]

My ex-colleague was terminated because of the internal politics in our company. Is it a bad reputation for him to be terminated because of internal politics? How to explain to his future interviewer? ...
1
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0answers
520 views

In future interviews, how to explain that life was at risk and ended with a wrongful termination? [duplicate]

Hi there and thank you in advance for your thoughts. I have a situation I have never been in. I fought for a couple of years about large amount mold in my workplace that I am severely allergic to ...
63
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5answers
306k views

How to respond to “Why are you looking for a new job?”

During job interviews it seems common for the interviewer to ask something along the lines of "Why are you looking for a new job"? The last time I was asked this was during an interview where the ...
18
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3answers
6k views

How do I explain getting fired for a very bad reason to potential employers?

I was recently fired from my janitor position because I drew the SS (Schutzstaffel) logo on a teacher's whiteboard. The teacher reported me because he assumed it was a hate crime (it wasn't, I didn't ...
4
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3answers
5k views

How to manage re-engaging a job search after only 1 month at new job

I find my self in a situation where I need to start a job search just 5 weeks after I started my current position. I am nervous that have only a 1-month tenure one my resume is going to make me look ...
5
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3answers
1k views

How to answer “why did you leave without a job to go to”, when your manager was aggressive?

I have dug myself a hole here. I left my work because basically my manager wouldn't show any developer without significant experience any respect what so ever. Our director was basically his chew ...
0
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3answers
600 views

Interview: How to answer - Why do you want to leave your current job? [duplicate]

Here's a bit of background regarding my situation: I don't necessarily want to leave my current job. In fact, I'm quite happy there. I'm only considering interviewing for a similar role at a company ...
5
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2answers
467 views

How to handle question why are you switching jobs, if reason is personal?

I am an Indian citizen and I am working in Singapore for under 2 years (S-Pass). I want to switch jobs for the sole reason that my salary is not enough for bringing my spouse over to Singapore as a ...
1
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3answers
324 views

Ways to answer “why you left previous company” question? [closed]

I left a small company a couple of months ago as I didn't see any career growth and now I'm in a similar situation. The new company is about the same size but is growing, all be it slowly. Small ...