Is it ok to tell recruiters/ interviewers that one of the reasons for why you left your previous job was that you felt undervalued? Curious to hear how this answer is perceived

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In line with the general rule of thumb of not badmouthing your previous employer, telling your recruiter is not the greatest idea.

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I think you may be able to frame it as they didn’t value your skill set? Or something that comes across more politically correct than “they didn’t realize what they had”…

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Why not say something along the lines of “The role I was in did not push me out of my comfort zone” - much more political, and shows that you’re eager to work hard

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Really like this wording, especially because it rings true for me - thank you!

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You were undervalued as you likely didn't bring any value

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Hmmm interesting. That would be some warped logic because, based on what I witnessed, most top talent took advantage of the hot job market earlier in the year to boost their pay and all the movement forced employers to assess whether their packages are competitive enough.

Thanks for sharing though - good to know that some folks may think of it this way.

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Yes. But be prepared to back it up with examples and the interventions you took prior to looking for another role. I.e., you raised it, exhausted all options, and are now looking for a new firm.

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Yeah- agreed with not bad mouthing current employer. Consulting is a small world and you will cross paths with people again. Best to say that it wasn’t the right fit or you needed a new challenge or something else.

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Just say some variation of "it wasn't the right fit..." and move on with it. The focus of your interview isn't why you left your past employer but rather why you're a great fit for the new role

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Great point - thanks.

I wouldn't give a reason that could be subjective. Choose something thats non-negotiable/undisputable

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