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  • aliadds
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    • 27th Aug 10, 1:57 PM
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    • 27th Aug 10, 1:57 PM
    Im filling in an application form and cant for the life of me think of a good reason for leaving, not because the job is great but because I cant really put the actual reasons for leaving.

    I dont think me putting the manager is useless and the pay is rubbish, is something that would go down very well on an application form really.

    Arghhh my minds gone blank.
    Originally posted by Wkdwill
    I felt that I wasn't able to reach my full potential in that particular job!
    Less is more
  • fluffnutter
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:02 PM
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:02 PM
    If you're leaving a company because your manager is rubbish and you're undervalued (which is going to be one of the main reasons quite frankly) then, I agree, presenting your potential new employer with something so negative might not reflect well on you.

    Just say that you're interested in new opportunities. This is particularly credible if you've been in your present role for some years. Everyone gets a bit stale if they work at the same place for a long time. Fancying a change so that you're reinvigorated and feel enthusiastic about working again is no bad thing and will be perfectly acceptable to a new employer.
    "Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell" - Edward Abbey.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 27th Aug 10, 2:04 PM
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    LandyAndy
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:04 PM
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:04 PM
    Career advancement.
    • WestonDave
    • By WestonDave 27th Aug 10, 2:05 PM
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    WestonDave
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:05 PM
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:05 PM
    Looking for a new challenge.
    Adventure before Dementia!
    • LimeLight
    • By LimeLight 27th Aug 10, 2:06 PM
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    LimeLight
    • #6
    • 27th Aug 10, 2:06 PM
    • #6
    • 27th Aug 10, 2:06 PM
    political differences.
    Blame ColinW for my return...
    • whu
    • By whu 27th Aug 10, 2:14 PM
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    whu
    • #7
    • 27th Aug 10, 2:14 PM
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:14 PM
    I was caught giving my bosses secretary one on his desk and she happened to be his wife!!!
    Keep the Faith
    • Oblivion
    • By Oblivion 27th Aug 10, 2:15 PM
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    Oblivion
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:15 PM
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:15 PM
    "Cos me last boss, Mr Gropeworthy, was a complete barsteward ... always touching me up at the coffee machine, making lewd suggestions, making me stay late to sit on his lap for dictation, taking me off to conferences and insisting we share a room ... you get the picture .................. sorry, what? ..................... oh, isn't it a small world Mrs Gropeworthy"
    ... Dave
    Happily retired and enjoying my 10th year of leisure

    I am cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

    Bring me sunshine in your smile
    • Outer Limits
    • By Outer Limits 27th Aug 10, 2:25 PM
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    Outer Limits
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:25 PM
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    • 27th Aug 10, 2:25 PM
    Because I'm really interested in doing X... something that the new job will involve.
  • aliadds
    I was caught giving my bosses secretary one on his desk and she happened to be his wife!!!
    Originally posted by whu
    Did you get a rise for that whu?
    Less is more
    • poorly scammo
    • By poorly scammo 27th Aug 10, 2:31 PM
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    poorly scammo
    "After (however) long in the job, I felt it was time to move on and explore different challenges and expand my horizons."

    "I left due to personal reasons"

    "I left due to study committments"

    "professional growth"

    Delete as applicable.
    4.30: conduct pigeon orchestra...
    • Oblivion
    • By Oblivion 27th Aug 10, 2:34 PM
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    Oblivion
    I was caught giving my bosses secretary one on his desk and she happened to be his wife!!!
    Originally posted by whu
    I think you may have mis-read the requirements of the Performance Incentive Scheme whu
    ... Dave
    Happily retired and enjoying my 10th year of leisure

    I am cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

    Bring me sunshine in your smile
    • whu
    • By whu 27th Aug 10, 2:42 PM
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    whu
    Did you get a rise for that whu?
    Originally posted by aliadds
    A big one thanks
    Keep the Faith
    • SnowyOwl
    • By SnowyOwl 27th Aug 10, 2:42 PM
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    SnowyOwl
    This is one of those situations where you need to give as short an answer as possible as well as saying something completely positive. The more you say the more questions they may ask. If you put something along the lines of "seeking new challenges" or "professional growth" that puts the spotlight on the actual work and sounds like you are looking to progress professionally. If you say something like "personal reasons" that sounds like you are covering up something. If you did leave for personal reasons then be more specific, eg if you left due to a family bereavement then say so, rather than leave it enigmatic.

  • aliadds
    A big one thanks
    Originally posted by whu
    In both senses of the word I'm sure!
    Less is more
    • whu
    • By whu 27th Aug 10, 2:48 PM
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    whu
    I think you may have mis-read the requirements of the Performance Incentive Scheme whu
    Originally posted by Oblivion
    Keep the Faith
    • whu
    • By whu 27th Aug 10, 2:49 PM
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    whu
    Because I'm really interested in doing X... something that the new job will involve.
    Originally posted by Outer Limits
    ie shag the interviewer
    Keep the Faith
  • ormus
    the salary wasnt commensurate with my skills.
    Get some gorm.
    • Oblivion
    • By Oblivion 27th Aug 10, 3:43 PM
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    Oblivion
    the salary wasnt commensurate with my skills.
    Originally posted by ormus
    .... or in the case of the McDonalds worker ....

    "The calories weren't commensurate with my scales!"
    ... Dave
    Happily retired and enjoying my 10th year of leisure

    I am cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

    Bring me sunshine in your smile
    • split second
    • By split second 27th Aug 10, 3:56 PM
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    split second
    i put career advancement

    i meant sick of being paid peanuts to be treated worse than a monkey
    Who remembers when X Factor was just Roman suncream?
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