What's the best reason to give as to why you are leaving your current job?

@juicemilk (2284)
Australia
April 2, 2007 8:05pm CST
I always find this a hard question to answer in interviews, because there's no good way to say you hate your job lol There are many reasons why I'm leaving, including no future direction, boring, hate the company...but which one is the best one to use to tell future employers?
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
3 Apr 07
i usually say I am looking to advance in my career and at my current employer I can not advance anymore then i have. Or you can always use the excuse personal issues instead of saying hating the company. and instead of saying boring say did not keep my attention or stimulate my brain as i would like. I hope this helps. I took a resume writing class in college and we were taught little tricks like how to reword things so they do not sound so harsh to employers that are looking at your resume. Just remember do not talk negatively about you past employers.
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@juicemilk (2284)
• Australia
3 Apr 07
Thanks for the advice :)
@lilaclady (28227)
• Australia
3 Apr 07
I don't ever think it is wise to burn bridges so I think usinf a reason like broadening your horizons, or just that you feel you feel you need to refresh your life, or what ever is always a good thing rather than be honest and to tell what you really think.
@juicemilk (2284)
• Australia
3 Apr 07
thanks, yeah I think that's probably best. Maybe that I'm after a change of enviroment and a new challenge. I had a lady ring me about a job I applied for last night...and she asked me who I was living with, which I thought was a bit random lol
@missybal (4490)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I'm sorry, I think I was tired and didn't read the question right. You mean at an interview if they ask you why you are willing to leave your current job to work for them. I would say because I feel that this company would better suit me and apply to where I would like to be in the future.
@missybal (4490)
• United States
6 Apr 07
My excuses have always been for health reasons, education, or family matters. I don't understand why in an interview they would ask unless you mean asking why you quit your jobs in the past. For the most part when I quit a job it was because of health problems, or moving to a new area.