(Closed) Got an interview! How do I not complain about my current job?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MrsTillerResq:  So nice to know I don’t work in the only law firm with those types of problems!

Is your firm small?  Tell her your looking for a position with more growth opportunity?

I never mention anything like wanting to be taught skills on the job because I assume after 2 years experience (for you, 6 for me) they’ll assume and want you to know SO MUCH MORE than you know.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MrsTillerResq:  My office is me + 2 attorneys!  They get frustrated when I say I’m not sure how to do something — but I don’t want to screw it up!

Can you just follow the assignment when it goes to the senior lady?  And latch on to her until you learn it?  I hate that, and know how frustrating it can be.

Just keep reminding yourself not to say too much!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsTillerResq:  Just say you are looking for more of a challenge and for an environment with more opportunity for growth within it. However, before you state the latter – do your research to make sure that this new opportunity IS in fact, at a bigger firm with more practice areas. Whatever you do, focus on what you can bring to the table at this new opportunity – that’s what hiring managers care about. You can touch on why you want to leave your current job (looking for more of a challenge, bigger environment with more growth opportunity, etc.), but keep veering back to what you can do for the new firm. That’s what counts in the end.

Good luck! I hope you get it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If she asks just tell her that you’re looking for something new or a fresh change.  Maybe even that making a change can keep you with an open persepective?

Regardles, don’t say anything negative about your current employement because it will just go against your character.  It makes you look like a disloyal employee.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsTillerResq:  Knowing that they are unlikely to hire you if you badmouth your current employer should be motivation enough!

Practice answering the difficult questions at home. Find a way to say something positive.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

The second someone I’m interviewing bad mouths or complains about their current employer their stocks plummet in my book. Don’t say anything negative, just speak of the positives. Say you are looking to grow, you are looking for your next challenge. Say you have had your eye on this particular employer for a long time because of the great work they are doing. 

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