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Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by H100: 9:23am On Jul 25, 2019
As in other recruitment huddles, this also depends, maybe on internal versus agency recruiter. And if the person was applying versus having been approached. There’s actually never a black and white answer to this. Let’s think it forward

Here is a popular opinion on what the response should be.

Recruiter asks you: why are you leaving your current company?

Popular Opinion: “I am very interested in joining yours.

This is in quest to make it positive about the new employer rather than negative about the former which isn’t all that a bad idea to do.

Whether you are making a sales pitch, or in an interview, or writing a personal ad – always talk about what you like, not what you don’t.

The truth is you have to promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate which we all agree to.

But here is a response from an experienced recruiter i prompted on if this response is good to go.

Having spent many years in recruitment (both agency and internal) anyone who answered the question that way (i.e. avoiding the question) would make me think they had something to hide. Sure talk about why you want to join a company but there is always a reason you are looking for another role and you should be honest about what that is, in a diplomatic way of course. Also consider that if you don’t tell a future employer about what is making you dissatisfied with your current role/organisation you could well end up at the new company and have the same issues. The interview process is just as much about the employee selecting the employer as vice versa.

80% of employers wouldn’t hire someone who skirt answers. You can give an honest answer and still stay positive. A kind of answer that is reflective of a deep thinker and a problem solver. you can read more via link on blog post

Any employer you’d want to work for should know this. They are looking for how you handle the answer. Dodging the question isn’t handling anything. It’s avoiding.

So what will my response be when i am asked? While it is important to stay positive, I also believe in being open and honest.

For example, I am leaving Company A due to lack in growth opportunities. As an up and coming cloud-based solution provider, I am very interested in your company as I see opportunities to grow in the areas of X, Y, and Z, which fits well with my expertise in A and B, which in turn adds value to your organization because…(return on their investment in me)

read more: https://onegoodhead.com/answer-leaving-current-workplace/

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by queenxey1(f): 12:18pm On Jul 25, 2019
I said we shud meet in front of a restaurant & U are already inside reading menu. Finish reading & meet me outside

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Teewhy2: 12:18pm On Jul 25, 2019
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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by OBTMOS(m): 12:18pm On Jul 25, 2019
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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by dingbang(m): 12:18pm On Jul 25, 2019
I left because my results weren't appreciated in my former place of work.

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Nobody: 12:18pm On Jul 25, 2019
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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Richdad50(m): 12:18pm On Jul 25, 2019
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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by bukkysam(f): 12:18pm On Jul 25, 2019
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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by ajon1(m): 12:19pm On Jul 25, 2019
How about you tell them the truth?

I figured you pay well than my present employer

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Lamasta(m): 12:19pm On Jul 25, 2019
OP its not enough as far as Nigerian employer is concerned just pray that whatever you say favours You and also try as a job hunter to be on the lookout for connection cos with connection you will scale most of this processes.

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by enoch273: 12:20pm On Jul 25, 2019
All this one na Grammar! Simply put: I WANT MORE THAN A SUX DIGITS, A FAT SALARY WILL SUFFICE.
Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by YorubaEmir: 12:21pm On Jul 25, 2019
queenxey1:
I said we shud meet in front of a restaurant & U are already inside reading menu. Finish reading & meet me outside

Wrong thread madam

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by thesicilian: 12:22pm On Jul 25, 2019
I am leaving my current job to join yours because I need more money.

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Reelmii: 12:22pm On Jul 25, 2019
that does not mean u would get the job because u are not the only on interested in working with them




it is better u tell them the edge they have over ur former employers..

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by BabaCommander: 12:30pm On Jul 25, 2019
thesicilian:
I am leaving my current job to join yours because I need more money.

This is being totally honest grin grin

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by alignacademy(m): 12:34pm On Jul 25, 2019
Thanks for sharing

Certainly there can't be any "standard" robotic "responses".

Everyone is unique and at each stage of life's journey, certain things may be of a higher priority

In any case, it's always prudent to look out for what would be in everyone's best interest

Thanks again

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by kokaneprodigy(f): 12:40pm On Jul 25, 2019
Search for Bigger pay is most times the reason.
All those generic Objectives on CVs are mostly wash.

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Beverlyjean(f): 12:45pm On Jul 25, 2019
queenxey1:
I said we shud meet in front of a restaurant & U are already inside reading menu. Finish reading & meet me outside

?? ... Why do people post stuff that ain't connected to topics....is it a mental issue or what , and people usually like their posts .. I'm really confused

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Checked86: 12:46pm On Jul 25, 2019
I am leaving my current job because i don't want to spend all my life working where i could predict what would happen from monday to Thursday. i like dynamism and your job has it all.

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by teekay619(m): 12:55pm On Jul 25, 2019
With the poor pay around due to high competition, freelancing wins everyday.
I will rather use a Nigerian based platform like hirefreehands.tech and get registered.
Was really helpful when i quit my job, though their assessment is really intense. If you are sure of your proficiency its a win situation for me.
H100:
As in other recruitment huddles, this also depends, maybe on internal versus agency recruiter. And if the person was applying versus having been approached. There’s actually never a black and white answer to this. Let’s think it forward

Here is a popular opinion on what the response should be.

Recruiter asks you: why are you leaving your current company?

Popular Opinion: “I am very interested in joining yours.

This is in quest to make it positive about the new employer rather than negative about the former which isn’t all that a bad idea to do.

Whether you are making a sales pitch, or in an interview, or writing a personal ad – always talk about what you like, not what you don’t.

The truth is you have to promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate which we all agree to.

But here is a response from an experienced recruiter i prompted on if this response is good to go.

Having spent many years in recruitment (both agency and internal) anyone who answered the question that way (i.e. avoiding the question) would make me think they had something to hide. Sure talk about why you want to join a company but there is always a reason you are looking for another role and you should be honest about what that is, in a diplomatic way of course. Also consider that if you don’t tell a future employer about what is making you dissatisfied with your current role/organisation you could well end up at the new company and have the same issues. The interview process is just as much about the employee selecting the employer as vice versa.

80% of employers wouldn’t hire someone who skirt answers. You can give an honest answer and still stay positive. A kind of answer that is reflective of a deep thinker and a problem solver. you can read more via link on blog post

Any employer you’d want to work for should know this. They are looking for how you handle the answer. Dodging the question isn’t handling anything. It’s avoiding.

So what will my response be when i am asked? While it is important to stay positive, I also believe in being open and honest.

For example, I am leaving Company A due to lack in growth opportunities. As an up and coming cloud-based solution provider, I am very interested in your company as I see opportunities to grow in the areas of X, Y, and Z, which fits well with my expertise in A and B, which in turn adds value to your organization because…(return on their investment in me)

read more: https://onegoodhead.com/answer-leaving-current-workplace/

Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by hekkyboi: 12:57pm On Jul 25, 2019
queenxey1:
I said we shud meet in front of a restaurant & U are already inside reading menu. Finish reading & meet me outside
i dey trip for ya open teeth
Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Drabeey(m): 12:58pm On Jul 25, 2019
I'm in need to continually pay my house rent, my former company dey owe. If una dey owe too, i go soon comot!


Tell the truth always




Drabeey was Here
Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by hannysur8(m): 1:04pm On Jul 25, 2019
I am leaving because it is not developing my carrier

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Jessypearl: 1:11pm On Jul 25, 2019
queenxey1:
I said we shud meet in front of a restaurant & U are already inside reading menu. Finish reading & meet me outside
YOU ARE NOT NICE CHAI LOLZ
Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Sirwallace(m): 1:25pm On Jul 25, 2019
Telling them about your aspiration and experience which they offer that the former job does not offer will cut it for me.

By the way,

Hello nairalander, I am a graduate of mechanical engineering with second class upper in need of a job. Finished service year last march and looking for opportunity to gain experience in any capacity be it management to finance and customer relationship.

I would really appreciate this kind gesture.

Thank you
Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by kokaneprodigy(f): 1:32pm On Jul 25, 2019
hannysur8:
I am living because it is not developing my carrier
maybe because you’ve not developed your vocabulary

it’s “leaving” not “living”
Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by H100: 1:38pm On Jul 25, 2019
kokaneprodigy:
maybe because you’ve not developed your vocabulary

it’s “leaving” not “living”

you're wukend

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by Angelfrost(m): 1:41pm On Jul 25, 2019
Las las, interviews here are largely scams... Interviewer is fishing and lying through his teeth... As for the interviewee, we know lying is second nature to most applicants, starting from padded resumes.

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by wakes: 1:56pm On Jul 25, 2019
Yes, it makes sense.
Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by hannysur8(m): 2:17pm On Jul 25, 2019
kokaneprodigy:
maybe because you’ve not developed your vocabulary

it’s “leaving” not “living”
Auto -correct is shit, thanks Ode
Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by actrinity(m): 2:38pm On Jul 25, 2019
Beverlyjean:


?? ... Why do people post stuff that ain't connected to topics....is it a mental issue or what , and people usually like their posts .. I'm really confused
not that those that liked it was having a comprehension issue, but the way Nigeria is now, only laughter can make u live little longer. so whenever we see a funny post, whether it is in connection with the topic or not, we liked and prolong our lives. when u become too serious with life here in Naija, then 6fit will be ur lasting place. we don't want to visit there now. so laugh my dear. if u don't want to laugh, just skip and move on.

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Re: Isn't This The Best Answer On Why You’re Leaving Your Current Workplace? by kokaneprodigy(f): 3:42pm On Jul 25, 2019
hannysur8:

Auto -correct is shit, thanks Ode
auto correct can never change leaving to living

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