10 Good Reasons For Leaving A Job

By Mike Simpson

In life they say all good things (and bad things) must come to an end…and in the job market, that can ring especially true.

Are you in a job that you plan on leaving?

Have you already left and are actively in the market looking for a new position?

Unless you’ve never worked a day in your life ever, eventually everybody with a job will all find themselves having to answer the question, “Why did you leave your last job? or having to give your current employer reasons for leaving a job. (Check out our “exit interview” article.)

So when can you expect to have to deal with these scenarios, and what is the best way to deal with this tricky situation?

There are three main scenarios where this can happen:

  1. You are in a job interview and have been asked the question “Why did you leave your last job?”
  2. You are applying for a new job and one of the requirements on the job application is to give the reasons you left your last job.
  3. You are leaving your current job and need to give your current boss a reason for you leaving.

Here’s the good part though.

Once you learn how to properly describe your reasons for leaving for one of the scenarios listed above, you can apply the same logic to the other two.

In our case, we’ll start with the job interview, and then you’ll see that you’ll already have the answer when it comes to the job application and the conversation you’re going to need to have with your current boss.

P.S. To ensure a graceful exit from your job check out blog post “How to quit your job.”

1) During An Interview: Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

There are generally three things a hiring manager is trying to figure out about you when they ask this question:

  1. Did you leave for the right reasons? Are you a person who is solid and reliable or are you flighty and impulsive? Did you leave because you were offered another position at another company or did you wake up one day and decide you were quitting to pursue your dreams of alpaca racing? Ultimately an employer wants to know are you loyal, stable, responsible and/or reasonable.   This can also roll into your work values. Did you leave your job because you felt underutilized or unappreciated? Was that a result of your overblown sense of importance or because you had truly achieved as much with a company as you could possibly achieve. Did you outgrow the role professionally because of your skills and abilities or did your ego outgrow the role?
  1. Did you leave on your own or were you asked to leave? If you left on your own, again, the employer wants to make sure it’s for the right reasons. If you were asked to leave, was it because of performance or integrity issues, or if it was due to other circumstances like downsizing, mergers, or a whole host of other, non-performance related issues.
  1. Did you leave as a professional? When you left, did you do it in such a way that you are still on good terms with your former employer or are you officially “persona non gratis?” Were you escorted out of the office by security? Best case scenario: your former boss is one of your references. Worst case scenario: Your boss is the star witness in your upcoming criminal case.

This is always a great way for a potential new employer to figure out that not only are you a good employee, but that you’ve got solid positive relationship skills, something which is always a highly sought after quality in the professional world.

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Let’s Get the Heck Out Of Dodge!

Jobs end for a whole multitude of reasons.   If you’re a freelancer, it could be you’ve completed the task you were hired for and it’s time to move on. If you’re a full time salaried employee, it can be a bit more difficult.

There are jobs where you leave because you want to…and then there are times when you leave because you have to. Neither is an easy situation…but it also doesn’t have to be an impossible one…

(And while we are talking about actually leaving a job… do you know how to write a proper resignation letter?  No?  Then head over to our article “How To Write a Resignation Letter” to get our tips for making this difficult situation much easier!)

Anyway, when faced with having to answer the question, “Why did you leave your last job?” it’s understandable to have a moment (or two) of trepidation and uncertainty. The last thing you want to do is give any possible employer any reason at all to question hiring you.

Luckily, we’re going to show you that this question isn’t anywhere as scary as you think it is.

Brace Yourself, This Question Is Coming

The first thing you want to do is make sure you think about how you answer this before you even get to the interview.

Now would be an excellent time to read “Job Interview Questions and Answers 101”, the absolute best interview question resource available on the internet. We give you our formula for answering any job interview question perfectly, including “Why did you leave your last job?”.

Remember all that prep we tell you to do? All that research? All those practice questions and scenarios?

Well…this question is no different!

The more you think about it before you get to the interview (or even before you fill out the application) the better off you’ll be answering it! And remember, like any question you’ll be answering, the key to success (beyond preparation beforehand) is to keep your answers clear, concise and positive!

This isn’t the time to get defensive, or worse, talk trash. No employer wants to hear how awful your last job was (even if it was literally the worst job on the planet, with the worst boss in the history of all jobs. Save those stories for your tell all biography…or better yet, movie of the week…).

A good employer is going to recognize and understand that people leave jobs every day for many reasons.

This question is meant to honestly assess why you’re back on the market, not trip you up…so instead of seeing it as a landmine, use it as yet another opportunity to demonstrate why YOU ARE THE PERFECT CANDIDATE!

DISCLAIMER: Before we get too deep into this whole article, let me make one thing PERFECTLY CLEAR. YOU ARE NOT LEGALLY REQUIRED TO INFORM A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER IF YOU WERE FIRED OR TERMINATED FROM A FORMER JOB. More on that a little down the line…but for now, keep that in mind.

Let’s look at a few different reasons why you might have left your last job.

10 Good Reasons For Leaving a Job


1. Another Company Offered You A Better Deal

Leaving a former employer to take on work with a new employer should never affect your application status. If you left one job to take a position with another company for an increase in pay, a promotion, or simply because you wanted to work for a different company, those are all very valid reasons. When answering this question, you don’t need to list those reasons, simply keep it short and sweet:

  • “I was offered a position with another company and accepted.”
  • “I was offered a promotion with another company and accepted.”

Short, sweet, and without too many details. You don’t need to tell the potential employer how much your raise was, or what the promotion was…

2. You Didn’t Like What You Were Doing

Maybe the job wasn’t one you enjoyed doing, or the job changed from what you originally anticipated it to be. Maybe you just woke up one day and said, “Being an accountant isn’t really what I want to do with the rest of my life, I think it’s time to finally try being what I was always destined to be, a free range squirrel wrangler.” More power to you!   In this case, you want to make sure to avoid words like “quit” or “walked out.” Instead try the following:

  • “I reevaluated my career goals and am looking for other employment opportunities.”
  • “I am interested in pursuing other possibilities within my chosen career field.”
  • “I am currently looking for a position better matched to my skills and long-term career goals.”
  • “I am looking for a position within a company where I can contribute and grow.”

3. You Have Other Life Goals You Want To Accomplish

It is perfectly acceptable to leave a job because you realize that you have other goals you want to accomplish. Prime examples of this include quitting a job to go back to school, travel, work on outside interests or hobbies, or even try self-employment for a time. Although changes like this might leave large gaps in your work history (especially in the case of going back to school) those gaps are not a reason for an employer to be concerned…especially if the ultimate goal was a desire for self-improvement!

  • “I went back to school to pursue a master’s degree program.” (especially strong answer if what you’ve gotten your degree in relates to the job you are applying for!)

4. Your Old Boss Is No Longer With The Company And You Don’t “Vibe” With Your New Boss

This scenario is not unusual. As the dynamics in any company changes, it can mean working with individuals who might not see eye to eye with you. Of course, we go back to our earlier comment about always keeping your answers positive.

  • “I am looking for a position with a company where I can be challenged and grow.”
  • “When my boss left, it made me realize that it was time for a change and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to move on as well.”

5. You’ve Been Working Toward A Promotion That Has Never Come

Man, that sucks. Being at the same job for years and never experiencing a promotion or feeling challenged can be incredibly frustrating. Rather than letting future employers know about that frustration, turn it into a positive!

  • “I realized that the opportunity to grow wasn’t available to me and that in order to continue to improve myself professionally, it was time to move on.”
  • “I achieved everything professionally that was available at my last employer and feel that in order to keep improving myself both personally and professionally, that it was time to move onto a new company with more room for growth.”
  • “I’m interested in a job where I can be given more responsibility and will challenge me.”

6. You Are Overqualified and/or Under-Utilized

We are all on the quest to find the perfect job that satisfies all our needs…but there are also times in our lives when you’re forced to take a job because, well, you need the money!

  • “Although it was a good job, I felt as though I had learned everything I could and wanted to move on to a new company where I can continue to grow professionally.”
  • “The job was a good fit for who I was when I initially accepted it, but as I have worked there, I have realized that where I want to go and where the company is going don’t align.”

7. You’re a Part-Timer or Freelancer Looking For Full-Time Opportunities

Being a freelancer is a little different. You’re usually hired for the duration of an assignment and then free to accept other work once that assignment is complete. In this case, a simple “Completion of Freelance Assignment” is perfectly acceptable on a job application. When faced with this question in an interview, you can add a bit to that simple answer.

  • “As a freelancer, I am contracted for only as long as it takes to finish the task I have been assigned. At this time I’m looking for employment with a company that allows me to use my professional experiences and skill sets in a long term, mutually beneficial professional relationship.”

8. You’ve Had Personal Issues To Deal With

Family always comes first and there are times when you have to step back from a job in order to take care of personal situations. This can be everything from personal health issues to taking care of other members of your family.

  • “I left my last job in order to take care of a family issue. The circumstances have changed and I now find myself in a position where I’d like to reenter the workforce.”
  • “I decided to take five years off to start a family.”
  • “I accepted a position with another company that was closer to home.”

9. You’ve Been Laid Off

Hey, It’s okay. As long as you weren’t laid off due to reasons related to performance or integrity, a potential employer isn’t going to hold it against you…especially if you weren’t the only one laid off from the company at the same time. With mergers and restructuring, it’s not unusual for a company to let go of a group of employees, regardless of performance or skills. Just be honest and let your potential employer know.

  • “My position was eliminated and I was let go. Although I no longer work with the company, my former manager is one of my strongest references and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about my performance and skills.”

10. You’ve Been Fired

Okay, let’s address the elephant in the room. Yes, you got fired. Trust me, you’re not alone. Some of the best, most influential people in the world have been fired. As they say in Hollywood, “You’re nobody until you’ve been fired at least once.” Unfortunately, some employers see being fired as a red flag, regardless of what the reasons might be, so saying “I was fired” is not something you want to do in an interview or on an application.

DON’T LIE! But at the same time, there are ways to answer this question without either tanking yourself or talking smack about your last employer (neither of which is a good idea!)

WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT BAD MOUTH YOUR FORMER EMPLOYER. I will say it again…DO NOT BADMOUTH YOU FORMER EMPLOYER. I don’t care if you were kept in the worst conditions ever where you were underpaid, forced to endure humiliating situations, and had a clown come into the room every three hours and kick you in the gut…DO NOT BADMOUTH YOUR FORMER EMPLOYER.

The world is a surprisingly small place, and you never know who knows who… On top of that, any future employer is going to wonder what you’re going to say about them down the road or the next time you’re looking for a job.

If you were fired for performance issues, make sure you mention extenuating circumstances, but don’t put all the blame on other people. Own up to your mistakes, but make sure to turn them into positives by showing how you’ve grown since then. Keep your answers neutral and clear of any negativity or defensiveness.

  • “Although I was hired, it was clear as the job progressed that what was expected of me and what I was hired to do were two different things. When it became clear that they needed someone with more experience, I was let go. Although at the time I was devastated, I realize now this was an opportunity to move my career in a new direction and continue my professional education.”

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One final note about your job interview.  As we mentioned above, you need to make sure you know how to structure an interview question properly.  But there are also certain things you NEED to know about the job interview itself.

That’s why we took our best 16 Genius Job Interview Tips and Hacks and put them all in one place for you. Head over to the article now to check them out to make sure you are prepared for everything that hiring manager can throw at you in your interview.

What Should You Put On The Application?

2) Reasons For Leaving a Job on an Application

Ok, so now you know how to answer the question “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job” when faced with it during a job interview.

But what happens if you get surprised with it before you even get an interview?


Occasionally, certain companies will require that you give reasons for leaving your last job on your job application. Now while this isn’t very common, you should still be prepared for it just in case it is a requirement.

After all, if you aren’t able to tackle this portion of the application there is a good chance that you won’t make it into the interview!

Here’s the good news though…

You can use the examples we gave you above to help you give the best answer on your application… and thanks to space restrictions, you can give condensed version.

Here’s an example.  Using “Reason #2” from above, you could simply put on your application:

Left to pursue (and complete) Masters Degree.


There is a good chance the hiring manager will want to dig into this question deeper during the interview, so don't feel like you have to write a 200-word response to the question on your application (especially if there is only space for a ten word response!).  The most important thing to do is to quickly summarize your reasons for leaving your last job while keeping it positive, so that whoever is screening the applications doesn't have a reason for putting your application on the "no pile".

3) What to Tell Your Current Boss If Your A Leaving

This can be one of the most uncomfortable situations that you could face in your career. I know that I’ve had several tough talks with different superiors for a variety of reasons, but at the end of the day, the one thing that was common was that it needed to be done.

Unfortunately, sending an email or a text message isn’t going to cut it, as you run the risk of being viewed as “spineless” or even worse, unprofessional.

So think of it like a band-aid… rip it off all at once!

Walk into his or her office and ask for a moment of their time.

Close the door and sit down.

Look them in the eye confidently and…

Let them have it!

Trust me, it always seems like it is going to be a lot worse than it is.  If you remain calm and professional, 99 times out of 100 your boss will totally understand.  In fact, the majority of the time they will have seen it coming already.

They are bosses for a reason, meaning they have a pretty good idea of how their subordinates are feeling.

Now there are certainly exceptions to this rule.  Some bosses are jerks (those of you that have a jerk boss know what I am talking about), and their reception isn’t always going to be “hugs and kisses” like some of the nice bosses out there.  They could yell and scream or say something derogatory about you…

Don’t sweat it.

All that should do is reaffirm your reasons for leaving.  After all, do you really want to stick around in a position where you have to put up with that kind of behavior?  Probably not.

So keep these tips in mind when you walk into the office:

1. Be Direct

Don’t waffle around, beat around the bush, or go into any long stories to try to delay the inevitable. Get right to the point.

2. Give Reasons and Be Honest

This is where you offer the message that we discussed above in the job interview example.  It’s important that you give them an honest response, but you don’t want to be disrespectful.  After all, you never know who your boss could know in other industries, and all it takes is one bad comment from this person to cause you problems in the future.

3. Express Appreciation

This one speaks for itself.  Thank them for the opportunity and what they have taught you during your time with the company.

4. Close It Out

This is the time to go over any “housekeeping” such as what your last day will be (usually two weeks down the road), but also to answer any questions your boss might have.  When this is wrapped up, offer a firm handshake and say thank-you once again.  You did it!

It’s Your Turn

So there you have it… all three potential scenarios covered for dealing with the reasons to leave your last job, and more than enough examples and sample answers to get you started!

Just keep in mind as you go through the interview process that a potential employer is going to be curious about all your past jobs, especially as they relate to your ability to work well within their company.

Your reasons for leaving a job can say volumes about who you are both professionally and ethically and help an employer determine if you’re a good fit (or not) for the new position.

Answering this question can be a tricky balance between telling the truth while still managing to paint yourself in the best light possible.

Always be honest, always be positive, and always keep your answer short.

Before you go into an interview, look at your resume and make sure you can easily answer why you left your last job for every employer you have listed.

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  • Jennifer

    Reply Reply September 4, 2015

    I just want to say that I started focusing on obtaining one particular management job at the beginning of June, and two weeks ago I finally received an offer. I had a total of 7 interviewed, 3 of which were back to back 45-minute sessions with 2 hiring managers in each of them. I was so prepared!! I read your blog from end to end over the course of the last 3 months and I practiced. My husband found me surrounded by research and sitting in the middle of our bed having a “conversation” with nobody… but when he asked me what I was doing I had one answer….. “I’m getting this job.” And I did! I learned more from this blog than anything else, about how to really tailor my whole interviewing experience toward what they were looking for. I learned the job description and I played all my skills toward it. I just wanted to say thank you. With any luck, it will be years before interviewing again, but in the meantime I’ll be telling friends to check out this blog. Thank you!!

    • Jeff

      Reply Reply September 5, 2015

      Wow Jennifer that is fantastic news! I’m so excited to hear your story. It sounds like you got razor focused and really took “tailoring” to heart. As you experienced, it can really put you in a class of your own when compared to other candidates. But I also know that it takes extremely diligent work on your part to to do the research needed to really tailor your skills properly. So congratulations and we’re so glad we could help! (Just fyi we are eventually going to be adding a bunch of content to the blog all about career advancement…So check back in a few months!)

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply October 13, 2015

    Mike, great article.
    Answering the question why did you leave your previous job has always been hard to answer for me. But after reading your article I now feel confident answering this question next time I have an interview.

    Thank you.

  • shauna bluitt

    Reply Reply October 17, 2015

    Hello! Thanks for submitting this information on being politically correct, when exiting a job and interviewing for one as well. It has helped me out a greatly. You are phenomenal!

  • Taylor

    Reply Reply October 21, 2015

    One reason for leaving a job that you don’t discuss is: being harassed and discriminated against. How do you explain that your former boss/supervisor was jealous of you and spent an inordinate amount of time degrading you, not supporting your ideas/work, and patronizing you at meetings in front of other staff. I went to higher management to try to figure out a way to get around this, but nothing was resolved. After 14 months of dealing with that and multiple health issues as a result, I finally had enough and quit. What do I say about that?

    • Mike Simpson

      Reply Reply October 27, 2015


      I’m very sorry to hear that you had to go through this. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of jerks out there who seem to be hell bent on making life difficult for their coworkers. I’m glad to hear you tried to find a resolution to the problem, but it’s terrible that they weren’t able to come to any satisfactory conclusion.

      In terms of bringing this up in a job interview, I think you need to be careful and “walk the line” a little bit. Here’s the reality (and I don’t necessarily agree with it):

      If you give too much detail about this situation, you might scare the hiring manager away. Why? Because whether or not it is fair, in their head they might be thinking, “This person sounds like a pain in the rear end who is tough to get along with.”

      Having said that, you ultimately you need to give a reason for why you left. One way to do this is to focus your response around your “need for change to a more positive environment”.

      “At the end of the day, I felt like I needed a change to an organization that cultivated a more positive approach to the work environment.”

      Now there is a good chance that there will be a follow up question to this response. For example, “Could you be more specific about the negativity you experienced?”

      At this time, you can allude to the “management style” of your superior and how it did not align with your values… just be careful not to make any negative or slanderous comments about him/her.

      Hope this helps.

    • Kammy

      Reply Reply May 25, 2016

      Exactly same situation has happened by me, now I am in search of job for a right move.
      Dont know how to explain this situation to the interviewer.

    • Anonymous

      Reply Reply October 20, 2016

      Wow, I am in the same situation as you! I have had enough after 7 years and seen many good people go, due to the “bad boss/manager” When it’s a family run business and you don’t have proper human resources that tends to leave you at a no win situation, except move on.

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply October 21, 2015

    I left my last job because my boss ordered me to do things that were, at best, unethical, and in some cases, illegal. It was virtually impossible not to badmouth him during the interview for my current job. Apparently, my current employer appreciated my ethics.

    • J

      Reply Reply March 1, 2016

      I get this. I’ve struggled with how to approach what happened that lead me to leave my last job. I feel as if I don’t want to make them look bad, but the way they handled their company was bad. They did that. I didn’t do that. Then I had to get someone to give me a chance without my boss as a reference. I found it was better to just be honest that after the length of time I was there the situation that lead me to leave was the last straw that told me I needed to leave because I will not work for a company whose ethics I cannot stand behind.

  • Rick

    Reply Reply October 22, 2015

    There is also the scenario where you’ve left a company because it is unstable, financially under-performing, caustic work environment, or is otherwise not a place to plan a long-term career. While its never a good idea to bad-mouth a company that you worked for, its a good idea to communicate to your new employer that you are interviewing them as well.

    • Jeff

      Reply Reply October 22, 2015

      Great example and point Rick!

  • Emmanuel Okiring

    Reply Reply March 28, 2016

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  • jane

    Reply Reply May 22, 2016

    Thank you for these blog, it helps me a lot. i will have an interview tomorrow. wish me luck.

    • Jeff

      Reply Reply May 25, 2016

      Good luck Jane!

  • Md. Robiul Islam

    Reply Reply May 30, 2016

    Thanks A lot!

  • Cassi

    Reply Reply June 10, 2016

    Hey guys I thought I already asked this question on here, but I guess it got deleted or is in another comment section. I wanted to know how to tell the interviewer that you don’t plan on quitting your current job. I got asked that question twice. Is it okay to tell them that you plan on having two jobs?

    • Jeff

      Reply Reply July 21, 2016

      Hi Cassi,
      If you are talking about 2 full time jobs, then saying you’re going to keep both might turn them off. If however, the jobs fit together nicely in terms of scheduling then it’s fine to say you are working both.

  • sharat

    Reply Reply June 24, 2016

    nice suggestions there… i had this interview and hr asked why left previous job. i told her that i was not able to work properly there.. however real reason the work environment was toxic there…..got rejected. in interview..

  • Taylor

    Reply Reply June 25, 2016

    I just want to say thank you guys this help me a lot

  • Thomas Harrington

    Reply Reply June 28, 2016

    After 12 years I was taken for granted and my new boss did not treat me with the respect that any employee deserves.

  • Thubelihle

    Reply Reply July 14, 2016

    Thank you for your advice, I’m in a position where I have to leave my job because I wanna start my own business, and besides that I’m no longer happy with the company there is tomuch work and less money we also working long hours and they don’t pay pay us for that instead they deduct our money because of varience which we don’t know where are they coming from.

  • Rosie

    Reply Reply August 11, 2016

    So I got let go because I was too close to the line workers and could not be trusted to uphold my management role. You want to guess what my last job was? Staffing and payroll for a large three compound and nursing facility. My job was to staff all facilities adequately, so tell me how was I to do that and not have some kind of relationship with the people who I was asking to fill those shifts?
    My management style has always been different from that of my ex employer, I believe in educational discipline. My ex employer believes on terminations, they give no room to grow or educational opportunity, and I struggled with that a lot.
    I guess my question is how do I bring this up to my new employers at my interview?

    • Jeff

      Reply Reply August 11, 2016

      Hi Rosie,

      I think you explained yourself well just now in your comment. If they ask you why you were let go….explain the fact that your philosophy on management differed from your ex employer in the ways you explained. Be sure to eloquently explain the benefits you saw from YOUR management style in that last position. Be careful not to tear down your last employer, just explain the differing philosophies on management. If you could give them a concrete example of when your management style helped “get the job done” that would be ideal as well. Good luck!

  • erika

    Reply Reply August 26, 2016

    I was wondering if I could get some advice on how to explain to a potential employer the reason why im no longer with my current employer. I Worked for a co that I literally every payday had to beg for my paychecks, he constantly paid me late, gave me checks that bounced, refused to give me paystubs, and was under reporting my earnings on my w2. After two years it became impossible to deal with and not to mention illegal. I Tried everything I possibly could to get these issues resoved with my employer but it ultimately got worse so I felt I had no choice. I reported him to the labor dept and the irs. He found out I turned him in and fired me. How do I go about explaining my situation without sounding negative or like im badmouthing my employer? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    • Mike Simpson

      Reply Reply August 30, 2016

      Honestly Erika, I think you did a pretty good job in your comment!

      By laying out in detail all of the steps that you had to go through, you paint a pretty good picture about what happened. If you are careful not to make any personal attacks on anyone and simply focus on facts, the hiring manager will understand.

      Hope this helps!


  • Mohammed Omair

    Reply Reply October 19, 2016

    I would like to appreciate for all the team. Really very helpful.! good knowledge.

    • Jeff

      Reply Reply October 19, 2016

      Thanks a lot Mohammed!

  • kirui

    Reply Reply February 1, 2017

    Thanks for this article.it’s really helpful

  • sarah

    Reply Reply March 7, 2017

    Your advice will be of great help.
    Iam currently in a job that makes me feel so miserable each day and am seriously thinking of quitting to start a small business atleast to secure my happiness cos ve been really depressed for the d past 5months.

  • Mikey

    Reply Reply May 20, 2017


    If planning on leaving say a month or more than notice period, should I just wait till I’m ready to leave on notice or inform earlier than I’m planning on a change?

    • Jeff

      Reply Reply May 24, 2017

      Hi Mikey,

      Just wait until the notice period. You never know what could happen and you don’t want to box yourself in.

  • Elbeau

    Reply Reply November 9, 2017

    A lot of the suggested reasons for leaving would be red flags for employers. I would tread very carefully, if using them. Here’s some reinterpretations, for example:

    I got a better offer = no loyalty; uninterested in the work itself
    I didn’t like what I was doing = inflexible, difficult, a “not my jobber”

    Not that these responses are inherently bad, but one should be prepared to proactively satisfy the perceived red flags from the interviewer’s point of view.

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