. Why are you leaving your current job?

Why are you leaving your current job?

Answer Tips

Positive and acceptable reasons for leaving include changes in the industry or organisation (caused by technology, changing markets, downsizing), a desire to move to a new location or professonal development. Take care with how you use the last option. "I learnt all I could in that role" indicates to the interviewer that you'll move again unless the company keeps you in a continually learning environment. It might suggest you get bored easily. An alternative way to phrase it is to say "Organisationally I have gone as far as I could. My manager is settled in her job and there's no path for me to develop further." This is a particularly strong response if you have been working for a family run company.