Why do you want to leave your present job or why did you leave your last job?Answer - The reasons for switching the job could be numerous. The best answer to offer for this question is to say, “for better prospects”. Now they can ask you another question, what do you mean by better prospects? To this you can say, better prospects in terms of experience, and exposure.
If you have been made redundant, put your words across very carefully. Your wrong words can give an impression that only you were the one whose position was made redundant, which hardly might be the case. May be you can say something like, “Over last 8 months a lot of restructuring was going on in the company and 40 positions became surplus. One of them was mine but I have learnt a lot during my tenure at XYZ company and I am sure I can add a lot of value to a position like the we are discussing about”.
Try answering this question very confidently. Don’t portray a negative impression of your previous company. Avoid answers like “I wanted a change”, “I started disliking my job”, “I got bored” etc. Answer should be something like “I felt I was becoming stagnant there and needed to grow”, “I felt as though I can do much more than I was”.