(Closed) Interview tomorrow for a job in a completely different field

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m a recruiter and that answer would make me really nervous especially interviewing for a sales postion. 

I would really tell them its more of an industry switch and the growht oppourtnties. Talk to them about the job itself and why you want to be there instead of why you want to leave your job. 

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I have been going on a lot of interviews in the past year. I found the best answer for me was something along the lines of feeling like there was no room for growth (translation: tough environment for a woman). You could say that or something about the work life balance being a challenge. I think it’s all about being diplomatically honest. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think telling any potential employer that you’re leaving your other job because it was too stressful and a heavy workload will not bode well for you. I understand wanting to be honest but who wants to hire someone who wants “less work”. I understand why you want to leave but unless you were interviewing for a librarian, I wouldn’t use “stressful” to describe your previous job. Maybe say something about wanting to work closer to home, change to a more exciting field or an industry that you’re more passionate about.

Just keep in mind that sales can be very stressful too, especially if you’ve never done it before – and moreso if you’re trying to advance in the company

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