Finding the Right Employer: 6 Interview Questions

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Long-Term Company Outlook

Where do you see the company in five years?

If there were ever a question for the CEO, this is it. You're looking for strong vision and steadfast leadership. Identify ways you could help the company achieve its goals, as well as ways the company can help with your professional development.

If you like having a say in company development, find out how much employees contribute to company steering. Most of all, watch out for a wavering response. For you to succeed, the company needs to know where it's headed. You wouldn't jump into a marriage without getting to know your spouse, so why would you for a job? If the position is full-time, you'll likely see more of your co-workers than your husband or wife. That's not a decision to be taken lightly. So go ahead: Ask the tough questions; your happiness depends on it.

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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