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Silveru
post Jul 31 2006, 02:15 PM, updated 12y ago

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Recently, I see many job applications which requires you to state reasons for leaving your current and previous employment. Guessed its probably due to job hopping which has become rather rampant these days. I'm having problems writing that as I couldn't quite express myself. Hope to get some help out. My scenario are as follows: -

Joined company A in Sep 04. Before joining company A, went for an interview with company B. No reply from company B (broker) so started working with company A. Company A offers a sales job and I really learned a lot there. Afterall, many jobs required good interpersonal skills and that really beefed my interpersonal skills. However, I knew I'll not stay there for long.

May 05, out of the blues company B called me. Apparently, there were some internal conflicts and they needed someone urgent. Salary was bad as I was getting at least RM 1k lesser than company A. I didn't quite compare as company A is commission based. Moreover, I felt company B could give me a very valuable experience hence, here I am in company B.

When I joined my new employment, all the senior staff left. We only had one experienced staff which was also new to the company. Hence, my learning curve with my current company was very steep. Given the things I was doing, one needs to have at least 1-2 years experience to perform but I had less than a month to go through everything. Its been a year and I really feel I should move on to the next level. Reason being, I feel growth in the current industry is rather limited unless you turned into a commission broker which I have no intention to do so.

How should I state these out? I'm not in a hurry to leave my current employment. However, if there's a good opportunity, I'd want to grab it.

My question is, how should I state the reasons for me leaving the previous employment and why I intend to leave my current one (although I'm not desparate to do so). Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you biggrin.gif
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post Jul 31 2006, 02:59 PM

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can "personal reason" solve this??
narf03
post Jul 31 2006, 05:16 PM

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post Jul 31 2006, 05:21 PM

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simple answer: No SUIT...
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post Jul 31 2006, 05:31 PM

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1) career advancement
2) better challenges, job satisfaction

it also depends on whether you're job hopping to a company in the same industry as your current company. It's easier to give reasons if you're going to a different industry.

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post Jul 31 2006, 05:43 PM

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if you want your boss stop asking, just say

"boss like sh1+"
Silveru
post Jul 31 2006, 05:47 PM

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QUOTE(afrodeity @ Jul 31 2006, 05:31 PM)
1) career advancement
2) better challenges, job satisfaction

it also depends on whether you're job hopping to a company in the same industry as your current company. It's easier to give reasons if you're going to a different industry.
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Its still under finance but different line. I don't think I can can quote those in my resume although those are the reasons for me leaving.

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post Jul 31 2006, 05:52 PM

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Reason.. "I always want to treat boss fried salted fish and stew mushroom. Now this is the oppurtunity to do so.." tongue.gif

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post Aug 16 2006, 11:12 AM

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Another question i would like to ask. What if during interview? When the interviewer ask you why you want to leave your current company? What would you respond?
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post Aug 16 2006, 11:20 AM

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Give your honest answer. However, there's fine line between honesty and criticising the current company.
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post Aug 16 2006, 11:57 AM

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any example on how to say?
Normally i will say to have better career, more challenging job and gain more experience. But i dont think is good. Coz the new company will think wat if i work here will get bore if no exp gain and job not challagening and nothing to learn?
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post Aug 16 2006, 12:04 PM

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^ I guess that is sufficient.
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post Aug 16 2006, 02:25 PM

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QUOTE(tomato_gal @ Aug 16 2006, 11:57 AM)
any example on how to say?
Normally i will say to have better career, more challenging job and gain more experience. But i dont think is good. Coz the new company will think wat if i work here will get bore if no exp gain and job not challagening and nothing to learn?
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then the company is at fault for not providing a challenging enough environment for you to work in.. tongue.gif

but the company can think whatever they want, and will think whatever they want, what you'll need to do is to be confident and show them you're worth to hire.
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post Aug 16 2006, 04:19 PM

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Why you wanna change job? of course better income, better office. Why they ask stupid question? unless u hv been fired biggrin.gif
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post Aug 16 2006, 04:53 PM

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QUOTE(tomato_gal @ Aug 16 2006, 11:57 AM)
any example on how to say?
Normally i will say to have better career, more challenging job and gain more experience. But i dont think is good. Coz the new company will think wat if i work here will get bore if no exp gain and job not challagening and nothing to learn?
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I think your answer is valid and good enough because we always want to progress and grow. I'm sure a company would rather hire someone who always wants to improve himself as he would bring more ideas and in return the company benefits as well than one that just stays on for years and years without trying to progress.
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post Apr 28 2013, 05:02 PM

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Need more $$$$ due to high cost of living...... anyway to put it in a nicer way... ?
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post Apr 28 2013, 08:53 PM

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It should be reasonable answer.. but be honest.
I myself recently was ask those question on my interview.
I told the manager I cant stand the boss attitude, abusive language. And I add on, works is ok for me but with those attitude is not a proper working environment n effect my performance.

Lucky me I was accepted by the company.

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