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Ask Vitamin T: 3 Questions to Ask in an Interview

Have you ever walked out of a job interview and thought, wow, I know a lot about this company, I know a lot about this position, but I don't know a lot about what it would be like to work with this hiring manager?

Hey, y'all! It's Leigha with Vitamin T. And if you answered "yes" to that question, we're here to tell you, you aren't alone-- which is why we're sharing today our three favorite questions that you can be asking a hiring manager during an interview to help get a better understanding of what it would be like to work with them.

Number one, what does success look like for you? When you ask this question, your potential boss will be able to give you a deeper dive into how they set goals for their team's success-- or better yet, if they don't set goals at all.

Number two, what was the best feedback you ever gave someone on your team? When they answer this question, you'll understand what will stand out to them about your work. Is the feedback only positive? Or are they also providing constructive criticism? Are they the kind of boss that supports the growth of their team?

And number three, how long do you intend to stay in this job? What's next for you? This may be the most important question of them all. Are they already looking ahead for their own career? Will they even be there long enough for you to get acclimated? This will also help you see their succession planning midframe to understand how they see the big picture for their team.

The relationship that you develop with your manager may just be the most crucial step in helping you develop a career path. Hopefully, these three quick questions will help you uncover more information about a potential career and working relationship with your next boss.

What questions have you asked during an interview that have helped you uncover more information about who you'd be working with? Let us know in the comments below. And don't forget to check out our blog at Vitamintalent.com.

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