A Job That’s a Step Down

Man having an interview with manager and partner employment jobInterview Question: Given this role is a step or even two steps below where you were, why the interest? Why should we expect you to stay long term?


In the wake of some of the highest unemployment rates in decades, many are still recovering. With this, we are all going to see candidates who are applying for positions below their most recently achieved level. While we can surmise that their willingness to consider a demotion or lesser role is due to their need to find any form of employment, we never want to assume. Getting some insight from the candidate into their motivations and commitment is always helpful and key in the interviewing process.