When you dislike your current job, it can be tempting to tell interviewers how horrible it is to show them the kind of toxic environment and poor management you've survived. But you should actually focus on your future instead. Here's why.
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Whether you're in a job interview, at a networking event or reaching out to connections, spending the conversation on why your current job or company isn't working can come across as an attitude problem on your part. Instead, turn the talk to what you want to be doing or what you're looking for as soon as possible. You'll come across as more positive and the other person will be able to actually give you valuable information rather than a sympathetic "that sucks".
If you want to address why you're looking for new opportunities, you can simply say something like, "My current role is no longer a good fit," or, "I'm looking for new challenges." They sound a little cliche, but they will get the message across and it provides a smooth transition to actually discuss opportunities you would like.