How to get out of the questions about your previous employer in the interview

This is the question that comes up during almost every job interview. The recruiter is interested, therefore the person who is sitting in front of him or her thinks about changing the place of employment at all. He also wants to find out whether he is dealing with a trustworthy person, who has a personal culture and is able to keep business secrets for himself. Asking about your previous employer is therefore very easy and you can “lie down” and thus destroy your chances of getting an attractive job. How to get out of such a situation? Read our guide.
Honesty, but within reason
If your previous or current employer is the main reason you want to change jobs, you do not have to hide it from the recruiter. I don’t lie that everything was/is great, because such falsehood is easily felt. You may say that you did not feel comfortable with your previous job, that you had limited opportunities for development or that you were underestimated, but do not go into details. Also avoid personal excursions, do not indicate specific people who have gone behind your skin. Remember that this information can later be blown out and cause you to burn the bridges behind you.
It is absolutely unacceptable to slander a former employer before a recruiter is recruited. This way you can bury your chances of getting a job because nobody wants to work with people who are disloyal and frighten others.
It’s a good idea to build a new job around your own person to explain why you’re looking for a new one. So instead of saying that the previous employer was a fraudster and a exploiter, point out more universal and much better-sounding arguments. These may include: lack of development opportunities, working on projects that were not within your scope of competence, lack of appropriate tools to work with, or zero prospect of promotion.
Tell us about your expectations of a new employer
A recruiter does not necessarily need to ask you about the details of working for a previous company. She may be interested in why you decide to change jobs at all. Then it would be a good idea to skip the thread of your existing employer and focus on the expectations you have of your new company.
You can say that you have heard a lot about the company’s growth opportunities for its employees. It would be helpful to identify specific projects that the company has been working on and to stress that your skills would certainly be useful for their implementation. In this way you will gracefully avoid telling the story about the real reasons for leaving the previous company and make a positive impression on the recruiter.

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