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Reason for leaving at job interview

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willichange Fri 19-Jun-09 16:46:00

Hi, have name changed for this, dont want risk of being identified by anyone at work!!

Am really fed up with my job, am going to look for another. Can anyone give me some good tips for what to say to the good old question 'so why do you want to leave your current job?' as I don't want to come across as negative or disloyal, etc. IYSWIM.

Basically, I will be looking for a similar sort of job (in a hotel or possibly school, am a room attendant at the mo) with hopefully no weekend working. Real reasons for wanting to leave are job has changed considerably in just over a year I have been there, they are expecting more and more work in less and less time but maintaining extremely high standards (quantity over quality??) with zero back up from management, they are expecting us to act like robots and not people but yet we are supposed to be in the hospitality industry, and basically I am coming home totally knackered, extremely stressed and demoralised, when I used to really enjoy the job and there are some aspects of it which are ideal, i.e. hours of work, location, etc.
When I try to raise concerns with my line manager, her stock answer is 'don't take it out on me!'

Can anyone help me formulate the above into a suitable answer for an interviewer - I haven't often tried to change job other than when I was looking for something completely different or wasn't working at the time, IYSWIM.

Thanks in anticipation!

Tortington Fri 19-Jun-09 16:47:13

i really enjoy me current job. my staff and workmates are fabulous. however i am looking for a challenge and i have heard nothing but great things

ilovemydogandmrobama Fri 19-Jun-09 16:51:46

what about: the job has changed without the resources to back it up. I feel that I have taken my current role as far as I can and am looking for a change.

willichange Fri 19-Jun-09 21:52:21

great suggestions, thanks so far guys.

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