Job Interview: Do I tell them why I want a new job?
September 10, 2013 5:49 PM Subscribe
I have a job interview this Friday. It is in a city 90 minutes from where I currently live, and 30 minutes from where my wife currently lives. Looking at my resume, it's obvious I'm having a good career at my current place of work, steadily getting promotions and increased responsibility. If I was an interviewer, it would be in the back of my mind, "Why's this guy looking for a new job? Problems where he is now?" I know they can't ask about my personal life and reasons for relocating, but does anyone think it would be weird to tell them I'm applying for this job because I want to live in the same city as my wife?
Of course, I'd also tell them I'm applying for the job because of the skills and value I can bring to the organization, my prior experience gives a unique perspective from both sides of the desk, etc. etc.
posted by anonymous to work & money (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes I can look at a resume or job app and it's obvious why the person is applying for the job, with mine I don't think it's so obvious.
Just in case it's pertinent: my current supervisor knows about my job search and I am confident they will give me a good reference.
I'm over 40, newly married.
Wish me luck.