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Right and Wrong Answers to 8 Classic Interview Questions

Why did you leave your last job?

Right answer:

"I enjoyed my last job, but I'm always looking for new growth opportunities that will help me advance in my career. I left my last job because I was given an opportunity that would help me meet my long-term goals."

Focus on the positives of leaving, such as the opportunity to learn something new, the ability to work at a new organization or in a new industry, or the chance to increase responsibility and experience.