how to explain why you left your last job (or are seeking to leave your current one) by Alison Green on January 18, 2012 If you’re like a lot of job seekers, having to explain to an interviewer why you left your last job — or why you’re seeking to leave your current job — makes you nervous. How candid should you be? Will your answer reflect poorly on you? Will you sound negative? Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about how to answer this question — what to say and what not to say. You can read it here. You may also like:am I missing too much work when my kids are sick?when a recruiter approaches you about a job but plays games on salaryhow do I explain that I don’t want a management job anymore?