You have probably worked somewhere that you left for a simple reason: You hated it. It may be the truth, but this is one of those times where the truth is going to hurt you. If you take a much deeper look, you will discover more professional reasons to explain why you left a company. Instead of ragging on your former employer, use these positive answers and techniques to ease a hiring manager's fears:
- "The job wasn't suited to my needs professionally."
- "I was offered a much better opportunity."
- "X organization was a fantastic place to work, and I enjoyed the short period I was there. Unfortunately, the direction of the organization changed not long after I got there, and I just felt it was time to move on."
- Here's another good tip: Bring up the issue before the interviewer does, but remember to not be defensive.
- You can also bring this up before the interview by including a detailed explanation in your cover letter.