When you attend a job interview and the hiring manager finds out that you were once connected to several companies but only for short periods of time, the natural question to ask is, “Why did you leave your past jobs?” It’s not a trick question, naturally, but if you answer this one in the wrong way even once, you might find your chances of getting that job being thrown out the window.
Be very careful because the “why” in the question may make you feel on the defensive. Don’t. So long as you’re honest why you’re left them then you save yourself from some bad impressions.
Here are some acceptable explanations for why you left your past jobs, assuming any of these is the truth:
However, remember that you’re still getting the job interview for the current job being offered so you still need to keep your head in the game.
Attempt to steer the interviewer in the direction that your leaving your past jobs is a great gain for the job opening you’re applying for now. Show excitement that you want to share your skills and experience to make more money for the company while having the opportunity to learn more skills.
Tell the interviewer that you have no problem adapting to the change and new work environment. So you need to focus on your strengths that the new company can take advantage of when they hire you. You can mention, but in a nice or subtle way, that it is these strengths that your current employer has never harnessed. Also Read What Do You Say to Interviewers When They Ask, “What Motivates You?”.