How to answer the

"Can you explain why you changed career paths?"

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  • Can you explain why you changed career paths?
  • Why did you change career paths?
  • What made you change career paths?

Why would an interviewer ask you this question?

The interviewer is inquiring about the actual reasons leading to your decisions, and in turn, how committed you are in making that choice. They are also looking for your hesitation level or passion you have towards that choice in your tone and body language, ensuring that you are not going to regret your decision for choosing a new career path, and out of regret, switching career paths once again quickly after being hired.

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