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We said it before and we’ll say it one hundred times more, do not say anything negative in a job interview, even if the interviewer is asking for it.
This question, “Tell me about the worst boss you ever had,” is the perfect example of how you can get trapped. The interviewer is asking you to divulge a negative experience or interaction with a supervisor or co-worker.
Try not to fall in to the trap. We’re sure some of you have had bosses that you weren’t too fond of, but try and focus on the positives and steer very clear of bad mouthing.
Here are some answers we would recommend considering:
- “I’ve been lucky enough to have exceptional bosses throughout my career thus far. However, some have taught me more than others.
- “I have never had an awful boss. There were those whose management styles were different than mine. Thankfully, those experiences showed me which styles I work with best.
- Throughout my past experiences my bosses have all been very different. This worked in my favor because it has shown me how versatile I can be in various environments. All of my bosses were very pleasant and taught me something different. For instance…
It’s always a good tactic to follow these answers with specific scenarios. Give some examples of how your bosses differed and how they taught you different things. Change the question around to focus on positive experiences.
Do you have some other answers to this question that you’d like to share with our readers? Please comment on our Facebook page. Thank you!
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Do not let the excitement of a new job derail your manners. Saying goodbye to your current employer, no matter the relationship, sweet or sour, is hard.
Burning bridges in your career is not the best way to make progress and build solid, lasting relationships. Here are some ways to break the news lightly and professionally.
1. Give Notice
- Make sure you complete all projects and tasks that were assigned. If there is a deadline that comes after your end date, train and prepare the person taking your place. Or, if you are leaving before that person is set to start, draft detailed instructions to help them in their new role.
2. Face It
- There is no other option. Face your hiring manager/boss and tell them, up front, that you are giving your notice.
3. No Filters
- Be honest about why you are leaving – whether it’s for a higher salary, a more challenging role, or changing the path of your career.
- Like we said in the beginning, do not let the excitement of your new opportunity show through arrogantly. You may feel that you’re moving on to “better things” but leave that for your own personal celebration. Give thanks for the opportunity provided to you and end on a good note. The more references you have the better!
5. In Short
- We have found that dragging the explanation along only leaves room for you to ramble and maybe say things you don’t mean in order to fill the silence. Keep it short and to the point.
How have you broken up with your past jobs? Did you find that it was easy, hard, complicated?
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