Top 10 Questions to ask an interviewer

Who would I be reporting to and how would you describe their management style?

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Most people end up loving or hating their job for one simple reason: their boss. There is an old saying that “people leave managers, not companies,” which is exactly what over 57 percent of people indicate was their number one reason for saying, “I quit.”1 Some people simply cannot get along with their boss on a personal level, while others don’t agree with their management styles. Therefore, the first and most important step in this process is knowing exactly who you will be reporting to. The last thing you want to have happen is to be hired by somebody different than the person you will end up working for.

When it comes to management styles, there are many different types, so make sure they define for you how they like to manage their employees and how well that aligns with how you prefer to be managed. In my own experience, most employees work best under and prefer management styles that are: visionary, coaching, democratic, and transformational in nature. Conversely, the management styles that tend to get people to quit are autocratic, laissez-faire, and micro-managing in nature. That is why it is important that you not only know who you will be reporting to but how you can expect them to manage you as well.


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