What do I say if my employer asks why I am leaving?
Topic: Help writing a letter of resignation
July 15, 2019 / By Belphoebe Question:
I am quitting my job, because I was offered a job closer to home, better pay, and better hours. The current job I am with I have only been there for 6 days! I know what bad timing!! I wrote a formal letter of resignation giving my two weeks and plan to give it to my supervisor face to face tomorrow after my shift. If he asks why I am leaving, do I tell him my three reasons or not say anything at all? Help!! I have never quit a job before, especially on such short time, being there.
Best Answers: What do I say if my employer asks why I am leaving?
Adrianah | 8 days ago
I would be very honest with him. Tell him that you have been offered a job closer to home with more pay and better hours. He can't compete with that (or maybe he can . . . if he wants you to stay, he might offer you even more money and the same hours as the new place). You never know. Don't worry about it. It has happened before and he will be fine. You are giving two weeks notice. If he had the same offer, he might take it, too. Talk to him. It looks more professional and it is a sincere reason you are leaving for. He will probably tell you that he wishes you good luck and that it is something that most people would go for, as well. You are not walking off the job, you are giving two weeks notice. Some people don't do that and if that were the case, you would be putting him in a bind. You are being thoughtful and considerate but are moving on to a better opportunity. Good luck.
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Originally Answered: When you go on an interview and the employer asks you, why do you want to work for this company?
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For example: "I would like to work for your company because I have an interest in (insert here something the company or industry does, or is known for, that is positive) and my research shows your company is the best in that area."
give the truthful reasons. The full 2 weeks isn't so much etiquette at this point because you have only just started. In fact, you've been with this company for such little time you in all essence not even list them on a resume as a former employer. Be honest, tell them you have a better offer closer to home with more favorable hours to your liking and wish them the best in the future.
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It depends on ur position & supervisor's attitude whether u would give 3 correct reasons or u will lie to him with an innovative excuse.
But, in either case, I would suggest u to be suave in manner & tell him/her that u could continue but the personal factors are very important(true or false).
The company is a non-living thing but the people are living. You could meet them somewhere else & u might be colleagues once again! You could meet at some event & be face to face. You may invite an embrassing situation if u don't leave ur job gracefully. And, to leave ur job gracefully, u need to leave with politeness, exchange best wishes, develope good human relations and above all leave behind an impression of being a good person.
Good Luck in next job!
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The truth works. Always put a positive spin on it and NEVER blame the former employer. What you say depends on whether or not you are still working there. If you left and are currently unemployed a the resaon gets a little difficult. "Took some time off to figure out what direction to pursue and that's why I am herer talking to you". If you are still working it is realitively easy, "I am looking for new challenges and additional responisbilities that come with proven preformance". I hope that this helps.
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Sure, be honest. Apologize for leaving after such a short time but if he asks give him the reasons (he might think you're leaving because of him). He will definitely understand and might even agree that you made the right decision.
A lot of "screw him" answers here. They are right, you don't HAVE to tell him anything, but why burn bridges? Be respectful and honest, you'll be respected in return. You don't have to go out of your way to tell him your reasons for leaving, but if he asks give him the courtesy of an honest answer.
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"I'm truly sorry for leaving you after I just started; however I personally cannot turn down this job offer. I just want you to know how appreciative I am for you giving me the opportunity to work with you, but I must leave."
you don't have to give them any specific reasons, and honestly you were there for six days . . .they're not really gonna care that much~except whoever has to do the interviewing process~and besides that they have the applications and can call in their 2nd or 3rd choice for the job.
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Give your two weeks, say that you found a better job that fits your life style more. More money more hours, it's your life and bills, not theirs, just make sure you leave on good terms, and thank him for giving you the time that you have had with the company. Good Luck.
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Originally Answered: Leaving former employer off resume/job application?
Leaving former employer off resume/job application?
this is actually two separate questions.....
a resume' is a highlight film not a documentary, you do not have to list every employer you have worked for.
an application is totally different, most ask for your last 3 to 5 employers in order or for all employment within a specific time frame.
failure to list previous employers on an application is grounds for termination if the former employer falls within the parameters the employer has requested.......
as far as the background check part of the question; that wil depend on the outside service the employer uses to do background checks. different services offer different levels of information from simple public record checks up to personal interviews and detailed investigations. generally most employers do a simple check of public records and employment information is NOT part of this type of background check.