Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

A simple question that causes too many people to talk too much!

It doesn’t matter that your boss had a classic case of paranoid schizophrenia or that no one in the company had a clue of what revenues were.  In an interview or networking situation, you do NOT go there in any answer.

Your response should be formatted as a simple, straight forward statement. If you keep it simple and state yourself in a matter of fact manner, people are satisfied.

Consider a response such as:

“The company lost a major contract, had to downsize and my role was eliminated.”

“The CEO and I had a difference in view on direction of the company.”

Don’t volunteer further information; you will find that in 99% of the time your simple, straight forward answer will be accepted and you will move on in the discussion.