Interview Questions You Must Ask
In many ways, moving ahead in our careers depends on our bosses: the people who can motivate us, advise us, challenge us, or — on the other hand — make our lives miserable. If you've never had a boss who made you miserable, consider yourself lucky. And if you want to wind up lucky in a new job, you need to know something about your would-be boss. What words would you use to describe the people who report to you? What you want to hear: A quick answer with positive-sounding words like creative, smart, friendly, or talented. If you had a problem with something I did, how would you tell me? What you want to hear: A thoughtful answer spoken in a soft tone — something like, "I'd ask you to come into my office, explain why it was a problem, and ask why and how it happened. Mistakes happen, and they're often our best lessons for improving our skills. Within my first three months on the job, what are some of the things you'll be expecting to see from me?
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