Career FAQ – What Do I Say after Hello?

Posted by Moritza Day on May 4, 2015 under Question of the Week | Be the First to Comment

What do I say when asked,

“Why did you leave your employer?”looking away man 2

Be concise and professional in your response. Explain the change or circumstances that prompted you to leave. Never criticize or complain about a former employer. This is where you use your Exit Statement. You could say something short and sweet such as, “I worked for a $30 million company that was acquired by a $15 billion company. My role was eliminated when my company was absorbed by the much larger company”.
Or, “Due to the dramatic decrease in the price of oil, my company was forced to cut costs and reduce headcount.” Short, sweet and no negatives.

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