Over a period of time interview processes have emerged like HELL! There are video interviews, panel interviews, group interviews, case interviews… and the list goes on. Few interviews conclude in less than 30 minutes. Others last all day.
However, one thing you can rely on is that you’ll likely get asked at least one of these disreputably hard questions. Let’s have a glance over what causes employers to ask these questions and the best way to approach them.
Tough Interview Question #1 – Why Are You Leaving Your Current Employer?
A very simple one yet a latent minefield for candidates. Employers ask it to gain some idea of what your current accusations are and why you might leave them down the road. If you look like a job hopper or hard to please, this could be a red flag.
Firstly, never, ever trash-talk your present company, supervisor or position. It might be enticing to “expel” your annoyance with your current circumstance as a way of illustrating your interest in this opportunity, but this approach will only boomerang.
In fact, be optimistic, and discuss about your desire to attain new skills, bear on new challenges, etc. It’s always good to frame it as moving a step ahead in your career VS liberating yourself from your current situation.