Professional Reason For Leaving Job?
March 8, 2006 2:03 PM Subscribe
How do I explain to potential employers why I'm leaving my job? I've only been here a few months, but its already time to start looking.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been at my job for about 5 months now, and it was apparent since before I even took the job that it would not be a good match (but had a friend on the inside that assured me, wrongly, that it would be). I'm not doing even close to what I was hired for, they forced schedule to change from what was agreed upon when I started, I hate the majority of the people I work with, and the owner is a bastard. But working there only 5 months seems like it would be a bad sign to potential employers. The usual "seeking new challenges" just doesn't seem like it would be appropriate since it IS a new job. Does something like "the job was represented as something its not." work? Or is even that too negative to state in a job interview.
If it helps answer the question, I was hired to web design and image manipulation, with some IT tasks since I was foolish enough to include those skills on my resume. Now I pretty much only do desktop support.