Why did you leave your last job? Interview Question and Answer

Why did you leave your last job?” Interview Question and Answer


Answering particular interview questions can be tricky.

Why did you leave your last position? Interview question is particularly hard to answer as the question is easily framed in the negative. To answer this question you need to re-frame the question by using 3 key steps.

The video and technique below will give you a real insight how you can shine when answering this tricky interview question.

In this article we have broke down what the interviewer is looking for in a perfect job interview answer and to help you create the perfect answer we have recorded an example answer



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Interview Question:

Why did you leave your last position?”

Explanation of the Question:

Be positive with this answer and smile – employers like to hear that you left for a good opportunity or reason, a chance to do something special or for a good career move.

    • Start the answer with a look back



    • Explain what you enjoyed about your previous role



    • Give a Positive reason for leaving




Video – How to Answer; “why did you leave your last job?”


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Example Interview Answer

“I enjoyed working at Company Name and really enjoyed the interaction of working with a wide range of individuals-I feel I gained a lot of transferrable skills from this experience, which I can use in this role. It was a hard choice to leave but I felt that this great opportunity is the next obvious step for me”   Good Luck with your next job interview

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