woman(Who is Dana?  Dana – Media Planner and Buyer with 4 years experience seeking Marketing PR Specialist role)

Terry: Tell me about the circumstances around your leaving your last job.

Dana: I felt as though my competencies were not exactly the right match for the previous employer’s needs, but I definitely feel like they’d be an excellent match for your organization.

And, to add that, the job wasn’t really working out, so my boss and I kind of came to an agreement that it was time for me to move on to a business that utilized my strengths and that was still a better return.

Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .

Q2. Why did you leave your last job? – DANA QUICK RATING – B

First paragraph is good, think B creates more questions than it adds anything, if you go with this, be prepared to talk about which skills you have that they didn’t need and if they ask what skills you didn’t have that employer needed.

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