An exit interview can be a bitter-sweet experience for both the interviewer and the interviewee.
An employee who has worked diligently for a company for many years may feel a bit sad when leaving – the same goes for an employer who has had great professional and personal memories with an employee.
Basically, an exit interview is conducted to say a final professional goodbye to a cherished employee, and decipher what he thinks of the company – all in a bid to better things for existing and future employees.
Here is a set of exit interview questions and answers, most commonly asked/answered:
Exit Interview Questions and Answers
1. What factor in your new position urged you to resign from your current one?
The fact that I would not have to commute for 2 hours (one way) each day is probably what induced me to take up the new position. I loved my work here but the fact that I would come to work tired because of the commute was beginning to get to me.
2. What was your relationship with your manager like?
Mr. West and I were more than just two people working in one department unit. I have looked up to him since the day he was appointed as my supervisor. My relationship with him has always been one of absolute respect and solid understanding. He has taught me all that I know about the work, and while we did not always see eye to eye, there was never any altercation.
If you could change just one thing about the unit that you had been working in, what would it be?
While I believe that my unit is perfect the way it is, I would probably hire 2 more administrative clerks as I have noticed that the existing workload is too much for the ones who are entrusted with it.
Do you think that our organization was successful in helping you meet your career aspirations?
I would say yes. Working here was a dream come true and I learned so much in the 5 years that I spent here. I would say that most of my career aspirations are fulfilled.
If you are asked about what skills you developed here, which will help you immensely when you join your new workplace, what would be your answer?
I must say that all the skills that I have developed, have been because of my time at this company. This includes analytic abilities, the capability of ensuring that deadlines are met effectively, and organizational skills, amongst many others.
Would you recommend your friends or family members to work with us if an opportunity arose in the future?
For sure! As I mentioned before, this company has taught me everything that I know, and if I felt that a friend or a family member would be able to live up to the standards, I would definitely recommend them.