How to Answer: “Why Are You Leaving Your Current Company?”

In the first of our ongoing interview questions and how to answer them series, we’ll take on the top question on every interviewer’s mind whenever they see an applicant that’s still connected to their present company.

Question: WHY ARE YOU LEAVING YOUR CURRENT COMPANY?

Why interviewers ask this question? It is common to seek for new opportunities while still employed, but doing so could raise red flags and questions on the interviewer’s mind. Are you leaving for a good
reason? Are you leaving voluntarily? It’s best to have a solid answer just in case you encountered this question on your next interview.

The most important thing when they ask “Why you are looking to leave your current job” is to stay positive and never badmouth.

How do you sound positive? Rather than complaining or talking badly about your current situation, say that you’re looking for more of something.

Is your current boss a power tripper or lazy? Say that you’re looking for an environment with more leadership you can learn from.

Dos:

– Sound positive and focus on what you want to gain by making a move
– Show gratitude for your current job
– Sound like you’re ambitious, motivated, and eager to find the next challenge in your career.

Don’ts :

– Badmouth your boss current employer in any way
– Sound like you’re trying to escape a bad situation, or you’re failing or not fitting in at your current job
– Say you’re struggling or failing to perform the work
– Say it’s too difficult or stressful
– Never lie.

Good sample answers:

“I’m looking for more leadership opportunities. I’ve been at my company for three years and have really enjoyed the experience but I feel in order to take the next step in my career, it’d be helpful to join a larger organization and use what I’ve learned in the past to lead more projects. That’s why this
Project Manager role excited me.”

“I have decided to shift from admin to marketing, because marketing is my passion. I love interacting to all kinds of people and I have creative ideas that will surely contribute to the growth of the company. I know that not only will this new career be more natural for me, but I will also enjoy it. If you hire me, you will be able to see the difference I’ll bring within a very short period.”

We hope you find this series helpful and look forward to receiving questions you want us answered too.  Feel free to send them to our email cs@morethanjobs.com.ph.

You can also leave a comment below with questions you want answered so we may tackle them moving forward.

Thank you and see you next time.

 

 

EARN by REFERRAL Anytime PROGRAM Mechanics

Refer a Friend, Earn P5,000
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It’s so easy! Know someone who needs work – a friend, a relative, or a neighbor perhaps? Here’s your chance to help them find their dream career and earn P5K doing so.

MoreThanJobs’ Refer and Earn Anytime Program rewards you with cash and your friend with a brand new job simply by referring them to our existing job vacancies!

All you need to do is to ensure your friend gets the job and we’ll take things from there.

Want to earn more cash? Refer companies looking to hire new employees to us and we’ll reward you separately for your effort.

Who can REFER?

Anyone can be a REFERRER. Just refer quality candidates and / or companies to earn and find success with MoreThanJobs.

How can I EARN:

You can earn cash incentive for every successfully hired referrals and/or referral clients that have hired through MoreThanJobs’ Earn by Referral Anytime (ERA) Program

How much money can I earn?

For every successfully HIRED candidates, you receive Php 5000.00 Cash incentive. Not only that, a bonus of Php 15,000.00 will be given for every 3 hired referrals. If the company you referred hires through Morethanjobs, you’ll receive Php 5000 for each of their successful hires too.

How will I get paid?

Your cash incentive will be paid through bank deposit straight into your bank account or Check payment which you can pick up at MoreThanJobs office. Payment will be released 3 days upon payment receipt from the employer.

How do I know the status of my referrals?

Morethanjobs will inform you via email regarding the progress of your referral. You will receive the ff email notification accordingly:

APPROVED: Referral has been validated clear with no duplicate in our database.
REFERRAL STATUS: Referral has been scheduled for interviews.
REFERRAL RESULT: Referral has been either HIRED or FAILED

Additional Note: We highly suggest you stay in contact with your referral directly so that you can keep tabs of their application progress. Rest assured though that we will keep notifying you and we continue paying for every successful hires.

How do I Refer?

Fill up the ERA Partner Form and send to cs@morethanjobs.com.ph.
Once we receive your form, you will be contacted by our customer service staff and you will also receive welcome notification as an ERA Partner.

Once you become a ERA Partner, You will receive a weekly updates of job openings which you can work on.

We encourage you to LIKE our FACEBOOK page for the list of vacancies.
Send your referrals thru email cs@morethanjobs.com.ph

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to MoreThanJobs’ “Earn by Referral Anytime Program”. By referring a friend, acting on a referral, using the Program, or otherwise participating in the Program, the referring customer and/or referred friend agree to be bound by these Terms.

  1. To refer friends, a user has to have an existing MoreThanJobs account.  Create and account here: MoreThanJobs.com.ph.
  2. To obtain a referral bonus, the referrer must submit the resume and/or MoreThanJobs profile link of the referral.Please have them create an account here: MoreThanJobs.com.phor send you a digital copy (.pdf/doc file) of their updated resume.
  3. To be considered as a qualified referral, the referred friend must not be a previous employer of the company or is already in the process of completing their job application prior to being referred.
  4. The referrer should not send referrals of people they do not personally know, and should honor all requests to stop referrals or communications about the Program.
  5. The referrer should not engage in any misleading, deceptive, annoying, or harassing practices with respect to referrals or Program communications
  6. The rewards are not payable for self-referrals and fraudulent transactions. We reserve the right to stop any customer from using our services who we believe is using the referral campaign in an unethical manner.

We can’t wait to see you in action.  Refer your friends and start earning today!

7 Benefits of Working Remotely

Working remotely is perfect for people who doesn’t want to spend hours working in an office. It’s not for everyone but those who do find remote work swear by its benefits.  Here are a few of them:

  1. You Can Design Your Own Office

Being able to work remotely means working from home so you can decorate and design your office based on your own preference. There’s no pressure in ensuring you only put up work-approved décor so you get to go crazy with however way you want your space to look like.

  1. You Can Work Anywhere

You’re not limited to work in a certain place; you can still do your job even if when you’re travelling! The world is basically your workplace and who doesn’t want that?!

  1. You Can Decide On Your Own Schedule

You can fix your schedule as long as you meet your work deadlines. Most of the time, working remotely comes with the benefit of flexible work hours so as long as you get the work done, you’re good to go.

  1. You Can Minimize Distractions

The office can be a venue for endless chitchats and other distractions. Working remotely allows you to choose a place and time that’s conducive for disruption-free work place. Oh, you can even play mood music to help you focus more on your task.

  1. You Become Independent

Since you’re on your own, there is no one you can depend on but yourself. That’ll teach you to work well under minimal supervision, help develop your self-confidence, and slowly build trust on your own capabilities.

  1. You Can Avoid Office Politics

There’s no need to get involve into office drama so there’s less stress. The office can be a breeding ground for nasty gossips and back stabbing. Working remotely will save you from all the negativity they bring.

  1. You’ll Save More Money

Yes! No more worrying about being late, or getting caught in the traffic. You save money not just from the travel expenses but also from food and clothing. There’s no need to buy new clothes each week and no more need to go on expensive lunch outs and after work dinner.

So, how about you bes? Have you ever considered doing remote work? Would you jump at the chance at working from home? Share us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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It’s easy to think of commuting and being stuck in the middle of traffic as a total waste of time. Whether you’re standing inside the MRT/LRT platform waiting for the next available train, sitting inside your car or in a cab waiting for the traffic light to turn green, or standing up drenched in sweat inside a bus, every minute that ticks by is a minute lost from an already jam-packed day at work. Good news, though, because there are still things you can do to spend that time more productively. Continue reading “Making Commute and Being Stuck in the Middle of Traffic More Productive”

Single and Loving It: 9 Things Only Singles Enjoy

Most people assume that being in a relationship is better than being single. Sure it would be nice to have someone ready to make you feel better about yourself, but let’s be honest, the things you can do when you’re in relationship is often limited to what your partner wants you both to do. Relationships can become so inconvenient especially if you’re with the wrong person. Being single might mean spending more time alone, but it definitely has its own perks you’ll find that are not so bad at all. Continue reading “Single and Loving It: 9 Things Only Singles Enjoy”

Your Personality Type Based on Your COFFEE MUG

Coffee mugs might seem an inconsequential fixture in your life, but they tell quite a lot about you. Believe it or not, how you drink your coffee and where you drink it separates you from one kind of demographic to the next.

The following are the 6 types of personalities according to their choice of mugs. Continue reading “Your Personality Type Based on Your COFFEE MUG”

Five Valuable Life Lessons Every Millennials Should Learn

Whether we like it or not, today’s millennials have given the word “competitive” a brand new meaning. Their drive to stay on stop has them literally control every aspect of our lives – from what we eat down to the things we talk about in different social media platforms. There is no denying millennials are the kings and queens of this generation.

The pressure to excel can become too overwhelming and millennials often find themselves feeling dejected, stressed out, and unable to will to finish what they’ve started.  There is more to life than constantly being in a fierce competition either with yourself or with another person.  Here are valuable life lessons every millennials should learn so they can learn to slow down, relax, and appreciate life more. Continue reading “Five Valuable Life Lessons Every Millennials Should Learn”

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Add Your Boss on Facebook

Hello mga bes! You probably debated about whether or not to send your boss a Facebook friend request, or perhaps accept his/her friend request.  Our advice – don’t! Here’s why. Continue reading “Five Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Add Your Boss on Facebook”

Five Ways to Make Your Professional Life Better

The corporate workplace can be both unfair and cruel but at the same time exciting and bursting with so much life. Contrary to what you believe, there’s more to professional careers than just endless survival and brutal competition. The more you learn to sit back, relax, and just let excellence autograph your work, the less you’ll hate how mundane and trivial it becomes. Take these small steps to changing how you perceive your professional life and you’ll be surprised at how light and less stressful it becomes.   Continue reading “Five Ways to Make Your Professional Life Better”