I worked for a company that does transportation on demand and is constantly in the news concerning their treatment of customers and employees. I left the company at the end of my first year, despite loving the work I was doing, because I found company culture to be so toxic.
I was lucky, in that the first job I got after leaving didn't ask me about my experiences there or what caused me to leave. Now, however, every interview I have asks why I left and starts asking questions about the company culture. Some of the questions have been way too personal. and I don't want to spend my entire interview deflecting questions or being asked to trash talk, my former employer.
Any ideas about what I can say when I'm asked why I left and how to steer the conversation back to the interview?
Remember that you can be authentic without having to spill your guts! Discuss the aspects of the job that are relevant (i.e. what you did, what you learned) and just give a vague response to questions about the culture there; something like, "Yes, they're working through some issues."
Absolutely! This is a common interview question and you're right to try to steer away from trash talking your former employer. You can always say that you loved the work that you were doing but you feel like you maximized your experience there and you were ready to take on new challenges in a new atmosphere. This type of response is also a good way to direct the conversation in your favor because it gives you the chance to elaborate on why you're excited about a prospective job/company, how it fits in with your interests/experiences, etc.
I am interviewing for a new job. Should I reveal that I have a 20-month old at home? Or is it better to keep it to myself until after the process?
3 months ago, I decided to leave my high stress sales job before having another one lined up. I left because the stress was leading me into a deep depression, which made it difficult for me to do my job or get through the day without feeling sad or overwhelmed about the smallest inconveniences at work or home. I took this time off to focus on school, re-evaluate my career goals and improve my emotional state. Now that I have had a chance to decompress, I have started applying for new jobs, but haven't made any traction. The only thing more worrisome than the fact I haven't received any call backs is my anxiety over having to respond to the reason for leaving my former job. How should I explain my reason for leaving a company before having a new job without sounding negative or raising red flags about my "emotional weakness?"
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