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1. "My manager and I both agreed that my advancement opportunities were limited there and obtaining another position was best option for me and my career goals." Be prepared for a possible follow-up question such as "What ARE your career goals?"
2. "I wanted more challenging assignments." This is a nice way of saying you were bored out of your mind. Prepare to follow it up with a statement that links your desire for challenges with a specific aspect of position for which you are applying.
3. "I'm looking for an organization that supports teamwork." This could trigger "Can you expand on that?" question, so be sure to have a response planned, such as "All of incentives were individually based. I think it's more important to reward entire team for its contributions."
4. "My career goals have changed." This is a great response if you are going into a new field. However, companies want people who can hit ground running, so be prepared to explain how your past experiences make you a good candidate for this new job.
As you can see, there are various ways to explain why you left without complaining about your boss. Whatever you say should be a variation on truth.
After answering question, ask one yourself about position for which you are applying to steer conversation back to that.
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