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Not with life in general, because that answer SHOULD be "always" ( ). I'm refering to job interviews - when they ask you why you left your previous position, do you ever actually come clean about your problems with said job?

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Protocol says generally no, because you don't want to make yourself look like a complainer, rabble rouser, troublemaker, etc.....so what I normally say if I left a job because it sucked ASS is that there was no further room for advancement there, assuming there is at the company you're going to and that I am looking for a position with more growth potential, challenge, utilization of my full range of skills, yada yada yada. Something brown nosy like that.
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Sigh. Yeah, I know you're right. And I'll probably do just that when given the opportunity. But dammit, there's just not enough honesty in the world.
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Truer words were NEVER spoken, girlfriend.
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I did.

That is just me
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I have done both. I haven't been hired lately though, so I don't know what works. Like you said, being honest makes you look like a whiner who doesn't handle problems well. "The job was annoying and I didn't like it." makes you sound intolerant.
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Yeah, and you probably don't want to tell a potential new boss that your old boss was a real dickhead either
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I actually have eliminated one job that was 8 months of pure hell in my life from my resume.
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always. Nature of the job. They have ways of finding out
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always. Nature of the job. They have ways of finding out
Oh no...not the collander and the copier again..... :(
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I haven't had an interview in years ('94?). I had 3 jobs from the time I was 19 to 25, and I can tell the truth on why I left all of those. Youth, laid off, and pregnancy.

I think I have a definite advantage in some respects because of the children (and the fact that I'm done having kids, so no maternity leave ever!), and a disadvantage because I've been out of the workforce for so long. I am worried about getting a job when I graduate, even though my major has a 100% employment rate within 6 months of graduating.

Tell the truth so long as it doesn't make you look bad.

and good luck, when the time comes.
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Hey, what a coincidence! I recently eliminated one job that was 8 years of pure hell from my life! :wiggle:
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8 months is a little hard to explain than 8 years 8O
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That's why I left it on my resume but booted it out of my life ;)
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And if you can do it without making your last job/boss look bad either, then you're doing good.
Perhaps say something like, "The job was in a great location, but I was just ready for a change in my life, needing new growth and experiences and that's why I am here. I have heard that your company offers excellent opportunities for growth and job advancement."
"My last job was a great starting point and I learned a lot, but I felt it was time to..."
you get my drift.
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