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Why are you looking for a job change?

Some Good Reasons for Job Change

Salary Hike: You'd like additional compensation. My reason for job change is upward mobility and financial growth.

Onsite Opportunity: Looking for company which provide onsite opportunity.

Promotion: Desire to take on more responsibility. You feel that you are ready to take up more responsibility.

Better Opportunities: You are looking for better career prospects, professional growth and work opportunities.

Relocate or Location issue: job that is closer to home. You decided to relocate to a new city. You have to travel on business too often. You are to be sent to a faraway foreign location. Desire to relocate. Company reorganization has led to change in job content. Desire for a shorter commute to work.

Out of Business: The company you worked for went out of business. Your company’s growth prospects are poor.

Undervalued: You feel undervalued in your current role.

New Challenges: You are looking for a new challenge. Desire to learn. Desire to gain a new skill or grow a current skill. 
Career Growth: You want a job with better career growth opportunities. 

Family/Personal Reason: You had to leave due to family or personal reasons. You need to be able to take better care of your family.

Working Hours: You don’t like the hours at your current job.

Health Reason: You had to leave for health reasons that have since been resolved.

Laid off: You were laid off or let go. You were made redundant or the company closed down.

Company Restructuring: Your company was restructuring. Your company underwent a merger or an acquisition.

Industry or Domain: You wanted to work in a different industry.

Career Change: You want a change in career direction. Desire for a career change.

Project in maintenance: Your job duties have been reduced, or your job outsourced

Study: You want to study or go travelling for a prolonged period of time

Contract Job: You are employed for one project, or on a short-term contract

Work Life Balance: Desire to improve work/life balance.

Some Bad Reasons for Job Change

Negative about company: The company turned out be disappointing. 

Negative about Job: Your job was boring and you grew sick of it. The targets set at work were not realistic and hard to achieve. 

Negative about Employer:

Negative about Boss: You didn’t like your job or your boss. Your boss did not keep his promises (of promotion or a raise).

Negative about Coworkers: Office politics.

Negative about Client:

Negative about Overtime: You don’t want to work overtime.

Negative about Family: Lack of family support.

Fired: You were fired.

Legal Issue: You left for legal reasons.
 

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