Leaving Your Job? Reasons You Should and Shouldn’t Give

Looking for a reason for leaving to give your boss or a prospective employer? When you’re moving on to a new position and applying for a new job, one of the questions you’ll need to answer is why you are leaving or have left your job. Your boss may want to know why you are resigning and future employers will want to know why you moved on.

You will need to list reasons for leaving on job applications and you will be asked why you left or are leaving your current job during job interviews. Before you start a job search, it’s a good idea to figure out what you’re going to say, so your reason is consistent on your job applications and in interviews.

Here’s a list of some good, and some bad, reasons for leaving your job. Also review these tips for leaving your job graciously while remaining on good terms with your soon to be previous employer.

Good Reasons for Leaving Your Job

These reasons all work well because they are all legitimate reasons an employee can decide to move on to a new position.

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