Being Honest in interview is always important. But questions like this will make you draw out truth like the important one below:
“Why do you want to change jobs?”
Enticing as it may seem, this question would make the Recruiter/interviewer know about your horrible boss or long duration of working hours, take care that you don’t slip your words on the “real reasons”. Or else you could land your interview on a failure runway as a Complainer, if your recruiter/interviewer really knows your boss somehow without you knowing it.
Acquiring Negative impressions in an interview can also make the Interviewer doubt if you’re the problem. Before proceeding further, go through these suggestions/tips to develop an answer to this question that would make your interviewer hiring you rather than firing you.
Being (kind of) Honest
Opting for taking such a big decision of changing jobs, the interviewers inquire this question mainly to determine your decision making skills. It’s better to have a planned, authentic response in such cases.
Your Answer: “I feel that I’m ready for next stage in my career. A new challenge. I’d also like to continue to grow and learn in the existing field, and take up some new tasks which I haven’t had the prospect to deal with in my existing role.”
For effective answer, speak about what you are trying to create as an alternative of what you’re trying to keep away from. Talk about the chances you see at the organization where you’re being interviewed, and your ideas of working within the companies operation which bring value to your position.
Find ways in which to speak regarding what you wish, regarding your current position and the way you’re curious about transferring those skills and experiences into the environment of a new employer. “You can confirm what have you learned about your previous company and the research you have done along with your optimizing past experiences which can have an impact on the possible ways of employer’s long term growth with the organization/company which you are going to be with.”
Show up the curiosity about handling the new challenges and tasks that lie before you to the interviewer says Lan. And also highlight that the position is the right step in the career path in which you are truly passionate about.
You say: “well, I have noticed that this organization/company faces[mention particular problem here]. I’ve always wanted to work on a team charged with the task of solving this issue. And I have handful of ideas as to how I would go about implementing these fixes. [Discuss your ideas here.]
Understand the Interviewer:
If you are trying to changeover to a new job in your industry or tangentially related industry, it’s very likely your interviewer might have gone through this same transition at some point or the other in his\her career.
Being conversational with your interviewer can benefit you. This question could serve you as a good opportunity, if you can ask your interviewer about his (career) background. After giving your own built answers, you can ask your interviewer to describe how their career ended up and where did and how did they’ve chosen or liked new challenge.
You say : “ Also I was wondering, did you make a similar transition to this industry? Why did you do it? And how have you liked this space so far?”