Finding the Right Employer: 6 Interview Questions

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Employee Attrition

Why have people left this position voluntarily or involuntarily?

Of all the questions you could ask, this is the most enlightening about the employer's expectations. You want to know whether you'll be happy and successful, so find out what personalities work well in the role. Which haven't been so successful? Dig deep about any qualities shared by former employees that didn't jive well with the culture. Perhaps the position requires great organization, but also constant adaptation. If you learn multiple qualified people have left the role, that's a red flag. Is the position unfairly demanding or were life circumstances to blame?

Like Goldilocks, finding a job that's just right can be a challenge. It takes a lot of work to find the right balance between doing something we really love, making enough money to support our desired lifestyle, having enough challenge and reward to keep us engaged, and managing our work and home lives to create a healthy balance. Finding the right employer can go a long way toward fulfilling these ideals, but how do you go about that in the brief time you have during an interview?

According to Gene Ku, founder and chairman of Mobovida, writing for Glassdoor, choosing the right company starts with asking the right questions. In this slideshow, we've featured the six questions Ku recommends you bring to your next interview.


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