"I feel my prospects for advancement would be greater elsewhere."
"I'm interested in exploring new opportunities, and I think there are more of those opportunities available outside my current company."
"I feel I have made a significant contribution in my current role, and I'm ready to make a similar contribution in a new setting."
What I said when I left my last job (which was a totally true statement): "the company is essentially run as a family business, and I'm not part of the family - I don't see myself getting the kind of role that I'm interested in if I stay in my current setting."
These totally ring true for me, thanks for articulating them like that Money Gal!
You are welcome! Also, in that round of interviews, they did not ask to speak to my then-current employer, so I was able to leave without any awkwardness of asking whether I could use the company reps as references for a job search they didn't know I was on.
Sorry to hijack a thread, but can you or anyone recommend a place/site/etc. that writes professional resumes?
Originally Posted by kcowan
I think the interview went great yesterday and i am feeling more confident in a lateral move. I'm always uncomfortable discussing salary expectations and i just flat out told them what i currently earn. I guess i boxed myself into a corner there but no matter, i'm fine with even same or slight increase in level of earnings in the short term....i think
If i get the job, it will just be for a change of environment and access to possible future development opportunities.