I’ve been at a startup for 6 months and feel like I want to quit. What should I state in interviews as the reason for looking into a new position? The company is not getting any new customers and I don’t believe in the CEO’s management style or vision…

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You just answered your own question above! ⬆️

🗣️ “The company wasn’t acquiring any new customers and I lacked confidence in the CEO’s vision and management style.”

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100% agree with Recruiter 1.

If the company is worth a damn, you can be transparent, and they'll appreciate where you're coming from.

Also, be ready to defend your feelings and talk through how your role is impacted by the doubt you expressed. Secondly, did you vocalize this to management, and if not, why? If you did, what came out of that conversation.

Don't say "looking for stability" - as we've been seeing with these waves of layoffs, company size, years in business... doesn't mean ANYTHING.

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“My current company is a start up and at this point in my career i’m looking for some more stability which is why i’m looking”

Exactly what you stated in your post.

Honesty is the best policy. Go with what you've already pointed out.

I would just be honest with them. I find that companies really respect when you are open and honest with them.

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