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    Basically I was a case officer before, found management useless and the work was not very interested. I left and now started working at a prison. I now have a case officer interview for a different company, it seems alot more interested. When they ask why I left my last job what should I say?
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    (Original post by matt1001)
    Basically I was a case officer before, found management useless and the work was not very interested. I left and now started working at a prison. I now have a case officer interview for a different company, it seems alot more interested. When they ask why I left my last job what should I say?
    It's not 'when', only 'if'. Whatever reason you give, it mustn't be a negative about the old job, it has to be a positive about what this new job offers. In this case, presumably you were missing something contained within the Case Officer's role!
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    I really enjoyed my last job and found it improved my skills in X Y Z I was developing a real ambition to do Y after experiencing (whatever) and decided to move on in order to really build on (whatever) with an organisation with excellent reputation for (whatever)

    People leave work all the time

    Be very positive about your last employer though

    Don't worry it's expected that ppl get new job

    If you were there under a year or two they might ask


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    just say that you were interested in prison work to gain a different perspective but you find being a case worker more enjoyable and want to get back into it
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    Lack of progression opportunity.
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    Wanted to focus on my upcoming exams

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    Wanted to focus on my upcoming exams

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    How many hours did you used to work? I've got a few job offers for weekend work (8-16hr) and want to know how you coped with that + exams, were you always too tired to do exam work afterwards or did you find it easy to cope with?
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    How many hours did you used to work? I've got a few job offers for weekend work (8-16hr) and want to know how you coped with that + exams, were you always too tired to do exam work afterwards or did you find it easy to cope with?
    16 hours. I did it with exams last year and it wasn't bad (scored fairly well in the exams themselves) but I'm not taking any chances this year.

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    (Original post by matt1001)
    Basically I was a case officer before, found management useless and the work was not very interested. I left and now started working at a prison. I now have a case officer interview for a different company, it seems alot more interested. When they ask why I left my last job what should I say?
    Try to avoid being negative about the previous company- if you were there for over a year, you can start off with saying something like "I was looking for a new challenge and had the opportunity to try prison work. However, at your company the chance to do x, y, z really interests me and I think you offer more opportunity for progression".

    If you left really quickly, then it's harder to explain- maybe go with something like "The job wasn't the right fit for me, but I enjoy being a case officer because X and I'm really interest in Y in this role."

    TBH, I think you're more likely to be asked why you're returning to case work from working in prison, rather than why you left a job that wasn't your last job.
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    to prepare exams
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    Change of circumstances. My mom got ill and I left job to look after her.

    (As long as you haven't told your current employer a different story already)
 
 
 
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