Before You Take the Job: Get to Know Your Future Manager

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Find Out Their Method of Giving Feedback

Feedback is crucial for workplace success, and each manager offers feedback in their own way. For example, some managers believe in only offering feedback when necessary, whereas other managers provide ongoing feedback on projects and assignments.

Simply ask the manager during the interview how they give feedback to employees. Depending on their answer, you'll be able to determine whether their management style fits the way you work. You can also ask how the manager provides critical feedback and addresses areas for improvement.

What qualities would your perfect manager have? What management style would inspire you to be your most innovative and productive? When interviewing for a new position, it can be tough and at times nerve-wracking to try to divine if the potential manager's style and team would be the right fit for you.

If you're like most people, you probably hope your future manager will be supportive of your goals and professional development. Research by Zenger/Folkman found the most important quality an effective manager should have is the ability to motivate and inspire others.

So how can you get the lowdown before you're actually committed and working in the new position? With a little prep and taking an active role in the interview process, applicants can gain a clearer picture of what to expect once hired. Heather Huhman, writing for Glassdoor, has identified five things you should pay attention to when getting to know a future manager.

 

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