June 10, 2024

One of our clients interviewed a candidate last week who, unfortunately, complained about their previous employers.

This did not make a great impression on the hiring manager!

Every hiring manager wants to hire only the best candidates, who worked for the best companies.

If you didn’t have the greatest experience at your last organization, it’s still important that you speak about them as positively as you can.

Instead of dwelling on the negatives, think of the positives. When describing the place you worked, speak of those positive aspects as much as you can.

Did you learn something during the time you worked there? Were you able to get involved in any interesting projects? Were you able to make any improvements to processes, or other significant contributions? Think about and talk about those things instead of dwelling on the negative aspects of the job.

What do you think? Is it ever OK to speak negatively of your previous employer(s) during a job interview?

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