𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 “𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗜 𝗟𝗲𝗳𝘁” 𝗘𝘅𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲
Sometimes you get caught up in some wonky stuff at work.
Sometimes it’s out of your control, such as a redundancy or layoff.
Sometimes it’s something in you like a hankering to do more with your career.
Sometimes it’s just nature taking over, like a beautiful brand new baby.
So when you’re wondering just how to mention this on your application or resume, or even during a screening interview, your best bet is to tell the truth. But keep it simple.
Here are some examples:
✔️Affected by a reduction in force by COVID-19
✔️Affected by a reduction in force due to a merger or acquisition
✔️Left position to earn my MBA
✔️Left for a 5-year stint to care for children
✔️Left to tend to my ill father
✔️Left due to the toxicity in the work environment
✔️Left for a 6-month sabbatical and continuing education program
✔️Left to switch to another industry
✔️Left for additional professional development opportunities at my current role
✔️Left due to salary issues
I left because the job turned out different from its original description
✔️Left to pursue a new challenge
✔️Left due to a relocation, which put me closer to family
✔️Left because there was no further succession plans in place and limited promotional opportunities
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