You can determine whether you'll get along well with your new employer even before you start by asing the following 5 questions.
Ask your potential boss's background
Listen for experiences that match yours. As you've noticed, it can be hard to communicate with someone who has never stood in your shoes, or who did your current work so long ago that the issues and challenges involved have been lost in the past.
What can you learn from this boss?
What do you hope to learn from this boss? Can you see him or her as a coach or a mentor? It's often difficult to work for long with a manager who has little professional value to bring to the relationship.
Ask about the key attributes they're looking for
Answers like 'thick-skinned' and 'able to push back' may mean this boss will be difficult to work with,although that that's not always a bad thing: "Challenging bosses have b een known to bring out the best in their people if their personalities and styles mesh well.
Ask about the behaviors of an employee who met or exceeded boss's expectations
If the response is, "They worked every night until 8 p.m. to get the job done, without complaining," and you value time with your family, then you know it won't be a good fit.
Ask if you can speak with one or two others who report to this person
Something like, "Can you tell me what you like best, and what you like least, about working for this boss and this company?" should help you get the answers you need to make an informed decision.
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