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Ask After the Offer
All job hunters are waiting for that call -- the one
that says they've landed the job. But as eager as you
may be to escape either your current job or the
unemployment ranks, don't abdicate your power position
once the offer comes in. Now it's your turn to sit in
the interviewer's seat and ask the company and yourself
some tough questions -- the answers to which could mean
the difference between career bliss and disaster.
Will the actual work and job responsibilities provide
gratification, fulfillment and challenge?
This question is often overlooked, because applicants
get hung up on job titles, salary and benefits. Try to
get a clear sense of what an actual day would be like.
What will you spend the majority of your time doing? Is
the work in line with your values? Will you likely learn
this job quickly and become bored and unchallenged?
What are the boss's strengths and weaknesses?
How much change is in the works at your prospective
company, and what kind?
This question can be tough to answer, and it's best
saved for after the job offer has been extended. You'll
want to get a good idea for your potential boss's
management style. Speak to your potential boss as much
as possible to get a feel for his personality and what
you can live with. Does he micromanage? Will you get
consistent feedback and reviews? Does he make small
talk, or is every conversation strictly business?
Constant change at work can mean constant stress. Find
out if there are any big changes coming, such as new
processing systems or management, impending retirements
or adoption of new procedures that still need to be
ironed out. At the same time, remember that some of
these transitions will have less effect on your position
How many of my skills and experiences will I be able to
use and learn?
Make sure your unique skills and talents will be used
and that training and promotion are open in the future.
When you decide to move on, you'll want to have a new
crop of experiences to sell to your next employer. Your
goal is to perform well at work while constantly growing
How many people have held the position in the past
Knowing how many people have been in your job and why
they left can offer you great insights. You'll want to
know if they were promoted or quit altogether. A steady
stream of resignations may be a sign you could be
reentering the job market soon.
While many of the reasons positions eventually become
unfulfilling are unavoidable, such as hitting a plateau
after repeatedly performing the same duties, job seekers
should consider the ways a new position will advance