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Finding the Right Employer: 6 Interview Questions

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    Accomplishments and Expectations

    If I'm hired, what would you expect me to have accomplished in a year?

    Ask this question early in the vetting process, ideally to whoever would be your direct supervisor. The supervisor's answer should help you determine whether job specifications match with what you can deliver.

    A reasonable answer that fits the job description points to a well-organized company. It shows expectations are fair, the company is willing to support your success, and it has thoughtfully considered the role's effect on business.

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Finding the Right Employer: 6 Interview Questions

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    Accomplishments and Expectations

    If I'm hired, what would you expect me to have accomplished in a year?

    Ask this question early in the vetting process, ideally to whoever would be your direct supervisor. The supervisor's answer should help you determine whether job specifications match with what you can deliver.

    A reasonable answer that fits the job description points to a well-organized company. It shows expectations are fair, the company is willing to support your success, and it has thoughtfully considered the role's effect on business.

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.