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"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?"
"I wanted more challenging assignments." This is a nice way of saying you were bored out of your mind. Prepare to follow it up by saying something about being eager to tackle challenges associated with position for which you are applying.
"I'm looking for an organization that supports its people." This could trigger "Can you expand on that?" question, so be sure to have a response planned, such as "There weren't many training opportunities."
"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.
One or all of these may be variations of real story, so you won't really be lying about why you left your last job. You just won't be giving them whole truth!
Bonnie Lowe is author of the popular "Job Interview Success System" and publishes a free information-packed ezine called "Career-Life Times." Find out about those resources and check out powerful strategies for job seekers at her website: http://www.best-interview-strategies.com.