Response: I am with Global Systems for about three years now, and I have learned a great deal about Java Program platform, managing teams, executing projects both as a part of the team and as a team lead and I have grown a lot during this tenure with the firm. I have got to a point where I have hit the limits of potential possible at the Global Systems and currently, I think it is time for me to take my skills to next level and take on more responsibilities. I am ready for bigger challenges that force me to grow further. This is a necessary step in my professional growth.

Notes: When you have experience, this is an inevitable question. Most times, the interviewer knows that you are leaving your current job because the pay-boss-policies-overtime-long hours-all of these-or some of these-suck at your company – BUT – that is not what you are going to talk about. No negative remarks – none. Furthermore, this is not a good time to mention the monetary motives. Just mention about what you have learned and what you want to learn and how you want to grow.

Variations of this question:

  • XYZ is a great company, why have you decided to leave it?
  • Are you not satisfied with your current employer?
  • What prompted you to think of making the switch?

Trap alert: No matter what your reasons are for leaving – NEVER – mention ‘money’ during this phase of the interview, specially, when responding to this question.

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