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

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

    Five Ways to Get to Know a Potential Manager

    Click through for five ways job seekers can find out more about a future manager before committing to taking a job, as identified by Heather Huhman, a Glassdoor career and workplace expert.

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

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    Five Ways to Get to Know a Potential Manager

    Click through for five ways job seekers can find out more about a future manager before committing to taking a job, as identified by Heather Huhman, a Glassdoor career and workplace expert.

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.