There are a number of ways to answer why you are leaving (or left) a job without trashing an employer:

Simple Ways to Convey Why You Are Changing Jobs as an Attorney without Trashing Anyone

  • You want a more team-oriented environment.
  • The commute is too long.
  • You want more responsibility.
  • You’ve always wanted to work for the company you are interviewing with.
  • There is no room for advancement at your existing company.
  • You want to work at a larger company.
  • You want to work at a smaller company.
  • The new company is going in a direction that is exciting to you.
  • You have heard really good things about the new company from other employees.