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Interview Question

Linux Systems Administrator Interview London, England

Why do you want to switch from your current job to a

  customer support role?

Interview Answer

4 Answers


I had no clear answer for this, I managed to dodge the bullet, but my reaction was far from satisfying.

Interview Candidate on 18 Mar 2013

Be honest. If you don't know why you did it then you are just going to come across as a floater.

If you struggle with this type of question ask yourself this:
What are the Con's of my current job / career path?
What are the Pro's of my target job / carrer path?
Why did I apply for this job?
Why did I apply to this company?

This structure will clarify things within yourself and hopefully spawn a few branching thoughts.

When answering:
Be confident of your decision; be prepared for rebuke and counter-questions. These are designed to test your resolve; your thought process and your competence. The real question here is much different - Who am I hiring. Consider this.

Anonymous on 23 Mar 2013

Hi and thanks for your comment. I totally agree and I would have been prepared for the question hadn't it been that I was brought in for a interview in a "Linux System Administrator" position, which promptly changed into a "Support Engineer" role. I still wanted the job though.

Interview candidate on 25 Mar 2013

I want a career not a job

Oladunni on 17 Jan 2020

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