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Question 6 of 30 for our Benefits Manager Mock Interview

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Question 6 of 30

Why are you considering leaving your current employer?

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Advice and Examples: Why are you considering leaving your current employer? For a Benefits Manager Interview Question.

  1. 6.

    Why are you considering leaving your current employer?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you are not leaving your job for reasons that will not be soothed by joining their organization. Tell the interviewer about your long-term professional goals and how they relate to the position you are applying for. Perhaps you are looking for growth, or your current company is going through a merger, and you're unsure of your future stability there. Add reasons why your goals cannot be met at your current company.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have enjoyed my time with my current employer; however, I have not been given the opportunity to grow in the last three years because it is a small, family-owned organization. I have tried to grow in other ways such as continued education and taking benefits workshops; however, it has not been enough to satisfy my career goals."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "My current position started as a practicum while completing my degree in human resources. As lovely as my time has been there, my employer still views me as the student they initially hired. It's made any growth very challenging. I would love the opportunity to be seen as a solid and contributing member of the benefits team as I have useful employee benefits knowledge and skills to offer."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have strong tenure in my work history, and as you can see, I've been with my current organization for the past twelve years. Unfortunately, we are being acquired by a larger branch, and I am unsure of the stability of my future. For this reason, I am putting the feelers out for new opportunities within benefits management, and your company culture seems to be well aligned with my values."