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How to disclose the negatives of my negative job, without seemingly badmouthing my ex-employer [duplicate]

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 ...
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Discussing negative experiences during interviews [duplicate]

I've recently switched careers from academia to software. At the present, I am wrapping up development on a my first commercial/non-academic project, a time sheet and invoicing system. The experience ...
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How much do I share about my “reason for leaving” with potential new employers? [duplicate]

For years I was happy working at the startup I've been at, but the quality of life has been slowly dying over time and so I've been looking for new jobs. Honestly, the single problem I have with my ...
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What and how to explain recruiter about quitting job due to bullying [duplicate]

I have been having serious problem with my head of department. TLDR: If I said it was day, she would argue and say it's night. She was really rude, would speak with me rudely in meetings, shout at ...
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Chinese Speaking Co-workers in an English-Speaking Country | Want to Leave | How to Explain to Prospective Employers [duplicate]

There are two Chinese guys in my team. They are adamant about not speaking English. We are meant to be working on the same project, but I have no clue what's going on. Say I want to upload some code, ...
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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 ...
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Asked “Why are you looking for a new position” Did I answer wrong?

Today during an interview I was asked why I'm looking for a new position. I gave the honest answer that I'm looking for new challenges, where I am just isn't challenging anymore. The interviewing ...
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Citing pay as a reason to move on from a company

Let us say you've applied to a job, and the employer calls back with a phone interview. When employers ask you about why you're moving on from your current company, is it considered bad to reply "I'm ...
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Is it unethical to say my current employer has financial problems when looking for another job? [duplicate]

I have been working for over a year for a company that I'm very happy with (apart from my salary): The tasks I'm given are challenging but not overchallenging and I learn a lot at each task. In the ...
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What do I say about my previous job, which was horrible, in a new job interview? [duplicate]

Last year I worked as contractor for company C for one of their projects. Long story short: It was pure hell. (The HR company that hired me informed me incorrectly about the job being Java ...
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Lack of recognition in role and career development within role

I joined my company four years ago within a customer care role (email and phone support). The company develops a niche product and I have quite a bit of domain knowledge. Within that time, my ...
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How do you explain that your employer is the reason for leaving your current job? [closed]

First, I apologize if this too subjective, but I don't know where else to ask. To sum up, I am legally considered to be "self-employed". Officially, I am a contractor, employed by "Company A" to ...
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How to avoid bad mouthing previous employer while discussing mistakes that previous employers made?

I had a recent interview with a CTO of a company, and while I feel that my interview went well, I also feel that I may have come across as bad mouthing my previous employer. In the interview, I ...
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Boredom, lack of projects, search for new opportunity

Currently I work for a small software development company. I have been working for this company for 2 years. The "software development team" consists of me and another colleague, in other words the ...
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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 ...

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