Former recruitment agency experts answer
employment questions, candidly suggesting how to
negotiate your salary, find a really good job,
handle phone interviews, and more.
Sage advice like this is
you leave your last job?
it OK to ask why the previous employee left the
Absolutely. In the interview process, you are not
just selling yourself to a company; you also want
to ascertain if this is a company that you will
want to work for. If the employer has nothing to
hide, they should tell you without your having to
ask. If they dont tell you, you should be
Try to phrase the question appropriately. For
example "Is this a new position or did the
previous employee leave?" The answer tells
you a lot. If it is a new position, it could tell
you about the direction the company wants to go
in for the future. If the person was promoted, it
tells you something about possible career
advancement opportunities for you in the future.
If the person left for a competitor, that tells
you something too.