You will most likely be asked, “Why are you looking to leave your current company?” So, it’s important that you prepare a positive response to this question — even if you hate your current job. In a piece written for The Muse, a career development site, Counselor Caris Thetford advises interviewees not to get personal, “Whatever your motivation, leave any associated baggage at home. … Avoid blabbing about how lame the industry is, how horrible your boss is, how bleak the future looks. Keep it simple, positive and future-oriented.”
But what if the real reason you’re switching jobs is that you want a higher salary? A potential employer wants to know that you’re interested in a position for reasons other than the pay. A good strategy is to say that your last job didn’t offer an opportunity for further growth. This sends a message to the interviewer that you’re ready to take on a new challenge — and the pay that comes with it.
Whatever you do, don’t complain about your employer, colleagues or assignments.