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"Why did you decide to resign from your previous job?"

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by alla_ova, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. alla_ova

    alla_ova Occasional commenter

    What would be the best answer?
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    The truth. Without being negative about the school.

    Best wishes

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  3. alla_ova

    alla_ova Occasional commenter

    TheoGriff, the truth is "the school is amazing, I love my students and colleagues, but one of my colleagues made my life so miserable, that I decided to resign”.

    I don’t think I can say it though. :-(
     
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Does this ever get asked in this way? Isn't it usually "Why did you apply for this post?" - the answers to which can and should be phrased positively in terms of what you believe you can bring to the school.
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Quite right.

    Tell us about yourself - dream or nightmare question?

    Best wishes

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    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  6. alla_ova

    alla_ova Occasional commenter

    Well, usually yes, you are right. But during my recent interview (when I was asked about my children and political views) I got this question too. (Why did you decide to leave your school? - I want to teach a wider range of classes). Btw, it was the HT who asked this question.
     
  7. CandysDog

    CandysDog Established commenter

    My local authority's standard application form (still almost universally used, even though most secondaries are now academies) asks for a 'reason for leaving' for every job in the applicant's employment history.
     
  8. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Are you currently unemployed, then? This could explain why this was asked.

    Best wishes

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  9. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Indeed and almost everyone answers that with something like "to progress my career".
     
  10. alla_ova

    alla_ova Occasional commenter

    Not really, I am self employed and studying (although I would prefer to be employed, of course :rolleyes:).
     
  11. alla_ova

    alla_ova Occasional commenter

    Yes. :D
    What would be your suggestions, how I should answer this question if ever asked again?
     
  12. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    As I said that most people have always answered it - did you infer from my comment that I thought it should be any different? I didn't.
     
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  13. alla_ova

    alla_ova Occasional commenter

    Thank you, Middlemarch! :)
     

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