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Help with reason for leaving an employer on an application form

big bear

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S: 14st7lb
#1
I'm applying for a part-time admin job with Young People's Service (those with substance abuse problems)

I worked in the job centre (about 10 years ago) & I left because I worked/lived in the same town & people used to follow me around the supermarket or if I was in a pub etc asking for their giro cheques.

As I was quite young I found this unsettling & was scared.

Do I just put in the reason for leaving box 'for safety reasons'?

Then if they ask if I get an interview I can tell them & just say as I'm older now wouldn't have a problem with this as the job is local & with vulnerable people XX

Thanks
 
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Funky_Munky

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S: 10st12lb C: 10st12lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#2
I wouldnt go into quite so much detail as to why you left due to how long ago it was. Something like 'work/life balance' should cover it. They will probably only be interested in why youre looking to leave your current job.
 

big bear

A bear on a mission!
S: 14st7lb
#3
I wouldnt go into quite so much detail as to why you left due to how long ago it was. Something like 'work/life balance' should cover it. They will probably only be interested in why youre looking to leave your current job.
That's ok as I'm just finished maternity leave & my last job was a 6 month temp job.

So if I put 'work/life balance' if I get an interview & they ask do it tell them the real reason X
 

lolacola

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S: 12st0lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 21.5 Loss: 2st3lb(18.45%)
#4
I always write 'left to move onto a new opportunity' - it's never been questioned before and I've never been asked to elaborate on it.
 

Shirleen

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S: 21st12.5lb C: 21st4lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 45.3 Loss: 0st8.5lb(2.77%)
#5
When I was taking people on I was more concerned with lots of job changes without reason, so a 20year old who changed jobs every 3-6 months with 'left for new challenge' or similar got filed!
 

Funky_Munky

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S: 10st12lb C: 10st12lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#6
big bear said:
That's ok as I'm just finished maternity leave & my last job was a 6 month temp job.

So if I put 'work/life balance' if I get an interview & they ask do it tell them the real reason X
I very much doubt they will ask you about it. I dont think ive ever been asked why i want to leave. If asked you dont have to go into details. Just say something like it wasnt the right job for you at such a young age.
 
#8
I used to put 'unsafe working environment' as a reason for leaving one of my jobs after we were robbed & I had a knife held to my throat! People asked a lot of questions though & it made everyone uncomfortable. It's been so long now that I just took it off my CV. I don't like to lie about why I left (& it wasn't even the event that made me leave, it was the attitude of the managers - who told me that they would never have given up the money, despite being threatened with a knife & they wouldn't hire any more security guards because it wasn't safe for them!)
 
S: 10st3lb C: 10st3lb G: 8st9lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#9
I put 'to further my career & experience' they never ask questions x
 


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