3.) How Do You Measure Success in This Position? What are the Goals?
It is important to know how the work you will be doing will be judged or measured. You may be under the impression that your measurable is something you are familiar with, when in reality it is something you don’t have any experience in. You will also find out what they value about the position you will be taking.
In addition to asking what the measures for success are, it is important to ask what the goals for the position are. If the goals are going to be lofty or may be out of reach based on your experience, it’s best to know that going in, for both sides. That doesn’t mean you should be afraid of lofty goals, but you should know where the company expects production to be.
4.) What Style of Leadership Will I Be Working Under?
This is another one of my favorites. Everybody reacts differently to different styles of leadership. For example, one person may enjoy having somebody who is more of a one-on-one supervisor; constantly checking in on their progress and making sure they have their tasks completed. On the other hand, some people work better in more of a hands-off leadership environment.
The wrong kind of leadership can negatively impact our production and our general mood and outlook for our jobs. While it is important to still be able to perform under leadership that may not suit you, you will want to know what to expect from your supervisor before heading into the position.
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