A new job isn’t just about getting hired — it’s about finding a match that’s right for both you and your prospective boss. Many candidates feel that they are not in a position to be picky about who they work with. But remember, as the adage goes, people leave managers not companies —and that’s especially relevant now, as companies compete for the best talent.
“I would rather take an imperfect job for an awesome boss — because an awesome boss is going to accelerate me — rather than the perfect job for a boss that’s not going to take any interest in me,” says Emily Bermes, an executive coach who runs her own consulting firm. “Go after the better boss every single time because it will completely change the trajectory of your career.”
To find a great match, here are five questions to ask in your interview.
Organizations do not want to make the wrong hire — it’s enormously expensive — and individuals don’t want to take the wrong role. Make sure that you, as the candidate, do your due diligence to find out if the job is a good fit for both yourself and your prospective employer.