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Started a new job like 3 months ago. It seemed like a good opportunity but I kind of hate it. Someone reached out for pretty much a dream job so I have an interview today. What do I say when asked why would you leave after only being at your job for a couple of months?

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Just be honest and say it’s not the right fit for you. My boyfriend just got a new job after being at his company for 5 months. He hates it and is miserable. He had been trying to get into his new company for years now and they actually reached out to him. He said honestly I’ve been wanting to work at x for years, and this is my dream job. I like the people where I’m at now but this role isn’t aligned to my long term goals and not what I signed up for. Something to that effect. Just be honest and don’t trash your current company.

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Exactly what you wrote here

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The best part is when they asked you “why here?” the answer probably wasn’t, “I’m waiting for my dream job, and they haven’t gotten back to me yet. You’ll do while I wait.” :)

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Considering you still work there I would just be honest. They reached out to you so you’re obviously a good fit. 

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Focus more on why the new opportunity is your dream job. Trashing your current job wint be as helpful, but you can say that the new job meets your career goals better in ways that means you're unlikely to jump again quickly.

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I am in a similar position. Really hoping for my interviews to work out. Sigh...

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Never complain, never explain

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