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7 Stupidest Interview Questions and What They Really Mean

Jeff Hindenach | ManagerLink


7. Why Do You Want to Leave Your Current Job?


Why It’s Stupid: It seems like a simple question. It’s obvious you want to leave you current job cause you are unhappy, otherwise, you wouldn’t be looking for another job. If you’re qualified and ready to work, what does it matter why you’re parting ways with your previous employer?

What It Really Means: The interviewer wants to make sure the same situation that made you want to quit your last job doesn’t happen in this job. If you don’t see eye-to-eye with your current boss, they may question if you are a problem employee. Or if you felt like you weren’t progressing, they can make sure that you are constantly challenged in order to keep you around. It’s best to focus on how your previous job didn’t fulfill your career goals and explain how this new position can help you grow.