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Choose your boss well

Rédigé par Agence Carrières

Let’s face it, in today’s world of labor shortages, the candidate is king. They have a lot of choices. In addition to being able to negotiate their salary and working conditions, they can, if they wish, go for several interviews in the same week, in order to increase their chances of finding the company that suits them best. The fear of not finding a job is almost non-existent.

This situation could not be more perfect for you. By analyzing as many companies as possible at once, you are guaranteed to find a long-term position that you love. We have some tips to help you maximize your interview results.

When looking for a new job, it’s a good idea to analyze the following: location, company culture, salary, but most importantly, your future employer. Having an employer you don’t get along with can affect your productivity at work, your well-being and your longevity in a company.

To avoid a premature dismissal or a painful resignation, you need to evaluate your future employer. How do you do this?

Ask the right questions.

On average, an interview lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Toward the end of your interview, you will be asked, “So, do you have any questions for me?”  You may be tempted to answer “I think everything has been said,” but don’t. Because, this is your moment to take control of the job interview. By asking the right questions, you’ll be able to determine if the company and the boss’s management style are a good fit for you.

Any questions about the direction the company is going, opportunities for advancement, how customers/employees are treated are great questions to ask.

Analyze your chemistry

In reality, from the very first moment, you know if a company is a good fit for you and if you have a good chemistry with the boss. During the first interview, there are warning signs. For example, do you share the same sense of humor, body language, common interests and an overall vision of how you see the job. It only takes a few minutes to figure this out. If, during the interview, you felt like you weren’t yourself, that you had to watch your every move, this may not be the right employer for you.

A good boss is someone you can imagine working with for the next three to five years… Take a moment to observe how you feel at the end of an interview, if the feeling is positive, that is a great indicator to consider.

Pay attention to the details in your job interview

It is often said that actions are more important than words. Your future employer may say all the right things to you during the interview, but if those actions don’t match what they say, pay attention.  There are three behaviors to watch for during your job interview. These are unconscious actions, but they speak volumes about the employer’s management style.

1. “I” instead of “we”.

2. The “team” speech.

3. His ability to listen to you

A boss who often uses the term “I” instead of “we” can be quite self-centered. Self-centered leaders tend to be more controlling and less available to their employees. If this is something that could bother you in the long run, be mindful of this aspect when talking to your future employer. Also, if you are a team player, listen to how your boss talks about his or her employees. Does he talk about them in a positive way or does he talk behind their backs? What the leader says about his or her current employees will be the same thing he or she says about you, keep this in mind.

And finally, analyze how the boss listens. This may seem trivial. But if every time you can ask a question, he or she cuts you off, responds in a curt or silly manner. You can expect this to continue at work. An employer who listens to you from the beginning, gives you a chance to present yourself and really cares about you is the best thing you can have.

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