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Any tips on what to answer when interviewer asks why I quit my previous job. Neutral nice answers

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Just don't use the phrase "bunch of cunts"

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"You valued your time at old company, it was a great experience, but the new potential job is closer to your personal interests and is the direction that you want to grow in"

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I like to say I’m looking for new challenges and opportunities

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FWIW, I hear things like “looking for a new challenge” and it sounds like bullshit. You need to get it out that you were misled in your situation and rather than continuing down the path, getting deeper into a role you never wanted, you chose to be honest with yourself, (since honesty wasn’t coming from the agency) and walked away. I know you can tone that down, but hopefully you get the point. Don’t sugarcoat quitting a job when you had good reason to.

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Why DID you leave your previous job? Sometimes the truth is the best response.

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The work was winding down The scope was cut Looking for new challenges or taking the next step

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I didn’t like the way my boss repeatedly hit my fist with his face.

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Give a politically correct version of the truth

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You left the previous position because you were working extensive hours and wanted to explore new opportunities and needed to leave to concentrate on the next step in your career. Don't tell them the previous employer mislead you. New opportunities don't want to see you make the previous company look bad.

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Everyone appreciates candor if said in the right way, humble but confident

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👆Suggest not to state that you left bc of extensive work hrs, even if that’s true. And in general, if you state you left to exploit new opportunities, be prepared to answer why those opportunities weren’t available at your former workplace. For example, ‘no opportunities for advancement due to top-heavy mgmt’

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Wanted to get challenged

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I would say that finding the right job is like finding the right spouse. Sometimes you realize it’s just not a match, and you’re looking for something that is.

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They should never ask you specifics. If you're broad and say "it wasn't the right fit and this company more aligns with how I want to move forward with my career," they should be satisfied. This industry is tough as it is, they can't expect everywhere to be rainbows and sunshine.

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Cuz of differences with my boss. I had to slam his head into his desk

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Cultural differences.

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Is there a reason you can’t be honest? You don’t want to end up in the same place I imagine. Find a place that gets it and wants u for it.

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Thank you! I quit my job after being switched to this role that I was completely mislead on. So now when interviewers ask me why I quit I need to know how to phrase it

What didn’t you like about the new role? That will help you to frame the answer

I am looking to expand my growth and Challenge my abilities.

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Where were the anti war people when US invaded Iraq (No Weapons were found) and Afghanistan (eventually left Afghanistan in a limbo) Azerbaijan and Armenia fought. Pakistan attacked India etc etc ..list of wars go on. US list of war mistakes are #1. Note: I am not supporting this war PS: I am anti war and I don't support Russia. I am against Putin and want Peace Does a white country attack get more visibility? Or this was a boredom of Covid lockdowns ? What is the role of UN etc?

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I'm not a quitter but here's the truth. We can't help companies or people who don't want help, even if they hire us.

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Upvote this. Cause the partner said so.

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New senior flies in a day late, busts into the room with no apologies, and tells me (the only minority & female in the room) that I should get the coffee before the manager comes. I'm the manager. 😏

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It doesn't seem right to me that companies will double referral bonus when hiring minorities. Am I the only one or am I missing something here? See link in comments.

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Best ways to haze the new guys? Go:

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Taking a shit on client site is similar to taking one at your friends house. 1.Avoid at all costs 2. If you really(and I mean really) have to...pray for silent farts.

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How much money do you guys owe on your credit cards? I am at around 15K, is that completely outrageous?

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King size bed but I sleep only on one side. Just realized this. I do it at home too. What kind of sleeper are you?

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I'm starting a four month project in Detroit starting Monday. Like if you're jealous of my jet-setting lifestyle.

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Fishbowl gods, if you are seeing this, please add a search/filter feature to this app! Till then can we start a new salary thread for all of us who were late to ze party 😬? Never seen/found the old 1

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Tell me your car and I’ll tell you your salary.

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26, no kids or debt, making 175k/Yr - miserably bored at work and want to work for a startup. In the size startups I want for the role I want I’d have to take 50% pay cut Thoughts?

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Interviewing for FSO consulting manager @ EY, comp expectations?

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What’s the worst thing that has happened to you at work?

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🐠 interested in hearing how you knew you got to the “next-level” in your professional skillsets?

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When your client is ripping your deck to shreds for a THREE WEEK PROJECT. Like of course we didn't have enough time to analyze all your processes you cheap bastards

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