Why do you want to leave your current job? This question is deceptively easy to answer, but if you have not thought about it, you could potentially shoot yourself in the foot. This is a question you should prepare for prior to walking into an interview.
Interviewers are listening for valid reasons you want to leave your current job. If you are running from a bad situation, this is not the time to talk about it. If your boss is unbearable or unmanageable, this is not the place to make those complaints.
Why do you want to leave your current job? What is it you are looking for in your next position? Are you interested in promotion? Are you interested in a new career path? Beyond any bad situation you find yourself, what else motivates you to look for a new position?
I am currently applying for a new position. I love the job I have, however, it is time for me to get back to a field that I have a passion for – training and development. It has been 6 years since I have been involved in training and development and I am ready to go for it again. So I am pursuing job opportunities in that industry.
Why do you want to leave your current job?
1. Because you are looking for more responsibility
2. Because you are interested in learning new things
3. Because you are looking for a greater challenge
4. Because you are looking for a company you can grow with
Avoid any issues with your current employer, your boss, your peers, or your work load when answering this question.