Job Interview Questions – What Was the Worst Part About Your Last Job and Why Are You Leaving There?Aug 27th, 2008 | By Bill | Category: Employment News
Job interview questions are notoriously deceptive in most cases. What you may think to be an innocent question that is probing for some deeper insight into your career could actually be a hidden trap for testing your nerve.
The question “What was the worst part about your last job and why are you leaving there?” is indeed one of these trapping trick questions .
The real reason you’re asked this is to see how well you hold your calm…how well you speak of others behind their back and how professional you appear in your overall attitude towards such negative aspects of your work.
But don’t worry, because there are a few ways to get around this tricky question…
Here are some examples:
“I hated having to fire people. I knew it was an important part of business growth, but hated the feeling of doing it”
“Having to maintain discipline, sometimes quite firmly to maintain a smooth running and professional work environment. I like to see people enjoy their work environment, but I appreciate there is a balance that needs to be maintained”
“My current job is great, but I do find the long commute difficult in terms of cost and in terms of draining my energy which could be better applied for the day at work ahead”
Not only do these examples avoid making you look aggressive, negative or unmotivated…but also put a positive spin on a negative aspect that you were unhappy with.
This will also reassure your potential future employer that you aren’t going to bad mouth them, or see potentially negative aspects of a new job as a trigger for wanting to leave.
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