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  1. #1
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    Aug 2009

    HR looking with raised eyebrows....

    Hey Guys,

    I was a BDM at Indian IT Major. Few days back, i left my job for better opportunity. Yes better in terms of Geography i was handling( I had huge health issues during past one year of my stay at this city), better in terms of quality of customers (No marquee clients in my territory).
    I asked for a relocation but was turned down. I had a decent achievement in spite of recession etc.
    So i made up my mind and put in paper few days back. 15 days.
    I have moved to my wanted city now and searching for a job here.
    I regularly get calls, but i face some issues.
    1. Why change job? My honest answers fail to convince.
    2. When i say i can join immediately, they raise eyebrows and dig why i left my Co. (Feel i was laid off).
    3. When i say i have left my Co. they treat me with raised eyebrows; even this happens at the start of selection process.

    So i request you all to chip in with your views and suggestion to tackle this issue. Should i not tell them that i have left my Co? How should i convince that i have left gracefully?

  2. #2
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    Aug 2009

    Re: HR looking with raised eyebrows....

    Let them know that you were doing some research on some product lines or sector which can convince them. Show some related data. It helps in two ways :

    1. Shows you are not idle and your knowledge is not getting rusted
    2. Ability to do something with no one around to boss you and you are creative.

    Creativity is something which every employer wants now. So I assume it should help you this way.

  3. #3
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    Sep 2009

    Re: HR looking with raised eyebrows....

    Do you have family in your new city? Could you tell them you wanted to be closer to your family? If you have older family members in the new city that's even better - you can justify the move by saying your family needs you closer to them.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2008

    Re: HR looking with raised eyebrows....

    Hope you got a job by the time you read this.

    Anyway, I am just chipping in my view....

    Thinking from their point of view, its only logical that they raise questions over your state. You would also think the same, about somebody else, if they had a similar situation...isn't it?

    I have no idea which is the best solution, but trials with different approaches could work. Here is what I think of one type of approach........ which might not really help, but might give you a hint if at all...

    Leaving job and getting out without a job was a mistake. So don't tell you left the job. Instead tell the interviewers that you have taken a long leave due to 'serious' health conditions and so have come back to your city. Tell them about your health problem. So change to 'not-yet-left-job' state. How? Contact your old company guys, tell them your problem and tell them to convert your resignation to long un-paid-leave. After you get a job, contact them to give you a relieving letter..... this is provided you are talking terms with your old company guys and you shud be since you left gracefully, right?

    Good luck...

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