When searching for a job, there are two important questions to ask yourself: Is the firm's corporate culture right for me? And will the client work be challenging and allow me to grow?
It's hard to get a comprehensive view of a prospective employer's culture when you meet with just a few people during the interview process. Ask your interviewers what kind of personality best fits their firm, as well as what type wouldn't cut it. You should also ask each person what he or she enjoys most about working there, in addition to what he or she would like to change.
Many applicants forget to ask another important question, which is, "What accounts will I be working on?" Find out what your role would be on each account and what would be expected of you in order to grow to the next level.
Social networks, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, can be used to find people to provide additional insight. When you're well informed about the culture and work responsibilities, you're ready to make a wise decision.
Steve Seeman is VP at Makovsky & Company.
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