Learn a good answer for interview question: What did you like least about your present/prior job?
A good strategy for answering any job interview question is to try and anticipate what this company might fear about you.
Maybe the things you're unhappy about at your present employer exist at this prospective employer. If so, you'll be just as unhappy, even if you make more money.
Sometimes this question is also phrased this way: If you could change anything about your current/past company, what would that be?
Actually...they are asking you to criticize your current/past employer.
This is a fair question for a couple of reasons:
Before we go over the best strategy to answer this question, I need to clear up some myths about being negative.
It's OK to share with your prospective employer problems and issues that are beyond your control and possibly insurmountable.
Possible good answer for interview question:
It is not ok to be negative about your boss, co-workers, or say anything of a personal nature about them--even if it is the main reason you want to leave.
It's also a bad idea to tell prospective employers that you feel you are underpaid, or unhappy with the benefits at your current company.
Neither of these reasons may apply to you, but being underpaid as your reason for leaving, won't sit well with most prospective employers.
OK...now go knock 'em dead in your job interview!