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When considering changing jobs, it’s important to know what’s prompted this need, in order to avoid making a mistake. Think about the reasons you wish to leave your current position, after all it will probably be one of the questions asked by any new employer. Experts recommend that you make a logical list of the main reasons that are motivating you to leave. Take a look at our list and see if any of these apply to you.

Acceptable reasons for leaving your job:

  • You are seeking improved career prospects, professional development and opportunities
  • You want to explore a different career direction
  • Your job role has been reduced or outsourced
  • There is too much travel involved
  • You would enjoy new work challenges
  • You have been made redundant or the company closed
  • Your company was experiencing a restructuring
  • A merger or acquisition changed your role
  • Your company has limited growth prospects
  • You wish to study or travel for a prolonged period of time
  • You were employed for one project, or had a fixed-term contract
  • You are now required to relocate
  • You want to concentrate more on family

Less than positive reasons to give for leaving your job include:

  • You are disappointed in the company
  • You dislike your boss and don’t enjoy the work
  • Promises of promotion or a raise did not materialise
  • Your found your job boring and you were fed up with it
  • Overtime, which you don’t want, was compulsory
  • There were unrealistic and hard to achieve targets
  • Negative office politics
  • There was a lack of support from your family
  • You got fired
  • You left for certain legal reasons

Starting the search for a new or better career can be a little daunting, which is why professional help is the key. At Redex Recruitment, we have a world of experience and offer a range of services to help candidates and employers in places like Chelmsford and Wickford find the perfect fit.

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