What is a good response to "reason for leaving" on a job app about a job that you hated?
If you just completley walked out on a job because it was sucking your life away, what would you write on your resume/job application for a new job? No, I don't want to dis my old boss or job, they were all nice people, it was just the job itself that sucked and I really couldn't take one more minute of it. And I don't want to write anything that says that it was a bad place, b/c obviously that would look bad on myself as well. I was just looking for something like "wanted to move on" but I'm not sure if that is acceptable for a job application. Haha. I think comments like "sucking my life away"" mean I am exactly the opposite of a typical 9-5 worker....
Asked By: Jareth Cutestory - 1/19/2009
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As someone that does interviewing, I would go a couple of routes. First i would look at your total history. If that was a first job, or seasonal job. Was it in a field that was related to what I needed you for. I never have a problem with someone telling me that a certain job was just not a good fit. Be prepared to... More
Answered By: tom m - 1/19/2009
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Answered By: Da Dude - 1/19/2009
disagreed with management? but if u didnt give your 2 weeks, that doesnt look good t future employers its worth it to stay the extra 2 weeks so u dont hve to answer why u didnt give your 2 weeks later on
Answered By: Mr. Angry - 1/19/2009
Put something like "Want to learn new profession" or "Job was not challenging enough". Sounds more professional than "job sucked, so I quit!"
Answered By: stacibates - 1/19/2009
You could say you wanted to find something that was more challenging and in line with your ideals. The last thing you want to do is to actually dis your boss or old job, even if it's true, it will make you look bad.
Answered By: dolphingirl - 1/19/2009
This can be pretty hard... More
Answered By: GTB - 1/19/2009
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