4/16/2004

Job Search Tips! #1

The Interview: Reasons for Leaving Your Current Job

Do Say
"I’m looking for a new challenge."
Don’t Say
"They stopped paying me."

Do Say
"My current employer is downsizing."
Don’t Say
"…and then she said if I didn’t leave straight away the company would press charges and make me pay for the damage to the photocopier."

Do Say
"My current employer is relocating."
Don’t Say
"They moved offices and didn't tell me where the new one was."

Do Say
"Business is poor and the company’s financial situation is looking insecure."
Don’t Say
"…because I’ve been robbing them blind for the past 5 years. You’d think they would have caught on by now. I mean, Prada shoes on my salary? Idiots."

Do Say
"I’m relocating to be with a significant other."
Don’t say
"Your office is closer to where my f**k buddy lives."

Do Say
"I prefer the climate here - I needed a change."
Don’t say
"I really like your scarf. Can I touch it? That’s lovely material, where did you get it from? I bet it feels lovely on your bare skin. I might have to get one. It wouldn’t chaff my wrists as much."

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