While you search for a new job, you may be currently employed, you may be recently unemployed, or you may be stepping into your tenth week (or year) without any form of steady employment at all. But no matter which description matches your status, your interviewer will probably ask a very common question: “What happened?” In other words, why did you leave? And if you’re currently employed, why are you eyeing the door?No matter how you slice it, this question is tricky. And it’s meant to be. Your interviewer has plenty to gain by looking for red flags, and she really, really wants to know if you were dismissed as a result of performance, behavior, or discontent. But she’s also looking for positive signs (call them “green flags”) that can elevate your profile as a candidate. So keep your answer honest and positive, and keep the focus on your target company and away from yourself. Here are a few hypothetical scenarios with corresponding recommendations.