"Why Are You Leaving Your Job?"
As a continuation of my popular blog series on finding a new job (more here
, and here
) , I want to discuss a new article on The Muse: 4 Better Ways to Answer "Why Are You Leaving Your Job?"
Wow, what a great article! There are smart ways outlined here to discuss very difficult topics. From the perspective of an interviewer (a role which I feel lucky to have undertaken once or twice), I think these examples of potential answers are spot-on.
That said, the least good response IMHO is the suggestion to the fourth point ("Your Job Is Just Generally Crappy"). Instead of going down this path of "I neglected to learn..," I think a better strategy in many cases would be to just highlight the differences between your current and potential job.
But take heart, potential Edlab summer interns, we're just looking for a powerful backstory and a thirst for relentless (albeit humble) collaboration!