Getting a New Job: 5 Poor Reasons

In addition to good reasons, there are also a few rather critical ones. Bad reasons when changing jobs include:

1. You want to make more money

This is one of the most common reasons for changing jobs – but please never say that. It seems terribly opportune and on top of that reveals little love for the new job (which employers actually want to hear). Somebody reveals in the subtext: “My main concern is money – and therefore my personal well-being. The job only comes second. ”And when in doubt, someone like that leaves again immediately if another employer offers more money. As you can see, loyalty sounds different.

2. You want to have more time with your family

Humanly understandable. But from the HR manager’s point of view, this is not the ideal cast. Here, too, the subtext is the decisive negative factor in the motivation to change. Someone might like to say that: “The job is not the highest priority. I would like to work less. ”Both statements indicate that this candidate will rarely get involved, will voluntarily work overtime or grow into a real high performer . If the recruiter can choose, he will surely choose the other applicant.

3. You have bored your previous job

That sounds like “you are looking for a new challenge” – but it is something else. Boredom is not fate. There are good and bad days in every job. But one expects a true top performer to use the idle constructively. Anyone who says that they have been bored so far is indirectly saying that they have remained passive and have made nothing of it. No clever motivation to change. The second message is even worse: What if you get bored again in your new job? What if you are dissatisfied and throw in the towel? Nobody hires a candidate who is waiting for the roasted pigeons to fly into his mouth.

4. You want to work for an attractive brand

Why? So that you can brag about it to your friends? Granted, the question is provocative. But that is exactly what lies behind this motive for change: the search for status and recognition. The shot almost always backfires: Once, because the applicant reveals a low self-esteem with it (does he or she need to upgrade himself or herself with it?).

Second, it puts the image above the job’s content. True talents focus on the job description, the challenges (see above), the opportunities – not the brand. That being said, such employers know you are attractive. Applicants do not have to confirm this. Rather say why YOU are attractive to the company.

5. You want to give up responsibility

So-called downshifting is actually a real motivation to change. For many personnel decision-makers, the planned step backwards still causes raised eyebrows. Downshifts don’t quite fit into the common career pattern. To justify saying goodbye to ascension can also be a step forward, you’d better aim at why the step is right for YOU personally. Has your professional goal changed due to new circumstances? Then explain it briefly in a way that is understandable for the person you are talking to. Perhaps you want to work more on the basis and the practical implementation of projects instead of their administration? Then you’d better say it that way.

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