A potential employer will ask you why you're looking for a job. Telling them you're interviewing because "my job sucks" or "my boss is a jerk" is a poor strategy. Not only is it uncouth, it will make your potential employer question whether you're a disgruntled ogre. Here are some suggested reasons to tell that prospective employer you're playing the job market. Pick one that fits.
- I've heard great things about your company.
- I'm ready for a new challenge.
- My current organization is small, and I've reached a ceiling.
- The commute is too far, I need something closer to home.
- I've graduated with my Master's degree, I'm looking for something in that new direction.
- My current position is a temporary assignment, I'm looking for something more permanent.
Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).
Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.