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Interview questions to get the right manager

interview questions to get the right manager

Interview questions to get the right manager

Have you had some bad managers that is affecting your career in the wrong way? If the interviewer is your potential manager. Here are some crucial questions to ask your potentially new manager.

1. How would you describe the team culture?

The team culture are crucial for you to know wheater you will like to work in the team or not. How people communicate, work together, how people get along both inside and outside the office and how is your potential manager involved in that culture.

2. How would you describe an ideal employee?

Whaterver the answer is, make sure that you genuinely feel that this matches you. Otherwise, the job probably doesn’t matches your criterias.

3. How do you like to give constructive criticism?

Everybody needs constructive criticism to be able to learn and improve. Make sure it’s constructive critisism and not just only criticism.

4. What’s the process for reviewing and evaluating Employees?

Related to the one above. Is there a proper and regular employee review cycle in place? How often is the evalutation taking place? How is the evalutation helping the employees to reach their career goals?

5. How long have you been manager for the team?

Search for answers how long the manager have managed the team. If there has been high turnovers of managers, what are the reasons?

6. How long has the current team been in place?

Search for answer for of any signs of high turnover or conflicts. Were there legitimate reasons of high turnover? Has there been any confllicts?

7. How would you describe your management style?

It’s important to have self-awareness and know your pros and cons as a manager. Ask specific questions on how he or she reacts  when a postive or negative thing occurs.

8. What values do you want the team to have?

Values are probably one of the most imortant and crucial parameter in order to have rigght and satiesfies employees. Ask the manager what values are important. Why are they important?

9. How does celebrate success?

Try to get a sense of how they value work-life balance and how they acknowledge team’s accomplishments.

10. What’s the management style like?

First, ask yourself what management style you prefer. Does the managment style correlate to the values described above?

Jobazure – Interview questions to get the right manager

Finding a job

find a job

Finding a job

Have you recently lost your job or are ready to jump from your current one? Relax, Jobazure have useful tips in finding a job that matches your career goals.

Start by updating your CV and your LinkedIn profile. Then come up with a brief pitch, highlighting what makes you special, that you can tailor as you approach potential contacts. Here are the best ways to succed in your job hunt and finding a job that matches your criterias.

1. Use your network

Everybody knows somebody. Within your existing network there are probably three jobs that would be appropriate for you, but the people who could help open doors to those jobs just haven’t thought of you. Make a list of everyone you know. Set a goal to touch base with five people you have not talked to for a year or more. Meet one of them for coffee or lunch and let them know your agenda – finding a job. Identify the 25-50 most influential people in your network and brainstorm ways to strengthen your relationships with each.

2. Connect with alumni

We generally like people who have something in common with us; who share the same values or hobbies; or have gone to the same school. Call the alumni in your region, go to meetings and grow your network. Adding three new alumni per week (through alumni directories or LinkedIn) is a solid approach–even better if these are in your industry.

3. Attend events

These include ones hosted by charities and professional organizations. Talk to at least one person at every meeting who you haven’t met yet. If you can get the list of attendees beforehand, identify at least one person who you would like to meet and make arrangements to connect there in person. Without imposing, look for an excuse to follow up—by meeting again, or getting a referral to someone else.

4. Use LinkedIn

LinkedInis a powerful tool to easily connect with the right people when finding a job. Search your target market based on your industry, qualifications, university and interests, and connect with the people who interest you. For example, if you work in the insurance sector, you could aim to connect with all potential bosses and human resource departments in this industry and in your market. You can even set goals for yourself, such as, “Connect to all general managers and human resource managers in the insurance industry in my city by the end of April.”

5. Check job boards

Many companies and recruiters use them to find the right candidate. Define the top job boards for your skill set and put your resume there. Choose a catchy, short headline that encourages the reader to open the attachment. Many show when your resume was last updated. To avoid getting shifted deeper into the pile of applicants, update it weekly.

6. Contact headhunters

Senior-level professionals are recruited almost exclusively though recommendation or by headhunters. There are jobs that never will be advertised and we have experience finding openings. If you work with a headhunter, choose carefully. Identify several whom you trust and be prepared to follow-up.

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