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Reason for leaving my current job....

Reverend_ChaosReverend_Chaos Suit Up!Spokane WARegistered User regular
edited November 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I am applying for a new job, and I am just wondering what I should put as my "reason for leaving" from my current employer. Basically my Boss is an asshole, but I know that on new apps you don't want to bad mouth your previous employer.

What do you guys think would be professional but would convey to a prospective employer that I don't jump ship every 6-12 months?

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    X3x3nonX3x3non Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    I am pretty sure it might not be as big a deal as you think. People often take on jobs and then figure out that they absolutely hate them and leave.

    Maybe something like "I didn't feel like i was using all of my potential at my last job" or "I didn't get an opportunity to use skillset as i had hoped."

    Depending on your last job, it might sound a bit snobbish.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    "Me and my boss weren't on the same page and it was putting a lot of stress on our professional relationship" Or something along those lines? Or would it be too easy to translate that to "I hate him"?

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    corcorigancorcorigan Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    "It was too easy, I like being challenged more."

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    DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    is the job you want to leave in the same field as the jobs to which you are applying?

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Or you felt you had learnt or you could in that environment and felt it was time to move on to improve your skill set.

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