In this video tutorial, learn how to respond to the questions why did you leave your previous company, past company or why you are seeking a position. Valerie Sutton, director Career Services at Harvard Graduate School of Education, explains how to address negative situations and show how they can bring value to the company.
- When asking the question…why you want to leave your current company,…past company, or why you are seeking a position now,…an employer just wants to see that you have sound reasoning…for your decisions, and if it was a negative situation,…that you handled it well.…They want to know that you're career-focused…and not just a job hopper.…This is not the time to go into your negative work history…but instead focus on the value you can bring…and support it with specific examples of your work.…There are many reasons a person may leave a position,…and there are many ways you can potentially…answer this question.…
The ideal situation…is that you are leaving your current company…for a better opportunity with them.…So first, focus on what you like…about the company you're interviewing with,…and the potential career opportunities they may offer.…This is similar approach as to why you are interested…in this company.…However, there might be times when talking…about a negative situation is unavoidable,…particularly if you quit, or you were fired from a job.…
- Tell me about your strengths
- Tell me about your weaknesses
- Why are you interested in our company?
- Why did you leave your previous company?
- Tell me how you handled a difficult situation
- What questions do you have?
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. The Who and What of the Interview
Types of interview questions1m 35s
2. Common Question 1
3. Common Question 2
4. Common Question 3
5. Common Question 4
6. Common Question 5
7. Common Question 6
8. Common Question 7
9. Common Question 8
10. Common Question 9
11. Common Question 10
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