The Office ‐ Interview Skills 5 ‐ Discussing Reasons For Leaving Previous Position (C0247)
Mr. Parsons: Okay, now I’d like to find out more about your last job. I see you spent almost four years at the London Weekly , is that right?
Rebecca: Yes, that’s right. To be honest, the first year was quite tough for me. I was really just treated more like an intern. I didn’t have many responsibilities and I found it quite frustrating.
Mr. Parsons: So, what changed?
Rebecca: Well slowly but surely I proved myself, and the new editor liked me so he promoted me to features writer . Mr. Parsons: Wow, a real step up!
Rebecca: Yes I was responsible for restaurant and food reviews mostly. I spent restaurant years in that position, but to be honest it wasn’t an area of journalism I wanted to stay in long-term.
Mr. Parsons: I see, so why did you decide to leave finally?
Rebecca: I just felt that the paper couldn’t offer me any new opportunities. I really needed a more challenging role to be honest.