|You are correct in assuming that if you destroy your manager during a job interview, you are likely to simultaneously destroy your chances of getting the job. The likelihood of this outcome increases dramatically if you trash more than one previous manager in the interview.|
When the interviewer asks you the inevitable question as to why you are thinking about changing jobs, you should be honest, but not brutally honest. After all, brutal honesty often means little more than inappropriate and often insulting frankness. As a result, do not jump all over your boss or label him as uncommunicative or anything else. It will do you no good to say that everyone dislikes him. That merely cheapens you.
You will fare far better if you say take the negative aspects of his managerial style and turn them into what you seek in a job. Using this approach, you would say that you are leaving because you are interested in a position that offers more autonomy, independence, and opportunities to be heard. When it comes to job interviews, a positive approach increases the chances of a positive outcome.