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What red flags did you notice about roles when interviewing? Good questions to ask?

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Why they are hiring for the role - is it a brand new role for which the scope isn't fully defined, where in a few months you might find yourself doing something completely different than was described when you were recruited? - if an existing role, why did the previous person leave? do they have a hard time keeping people in that position because leadership/the team/the role itself/something else about it is terrible?

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Is it a new role or replacement/backfill?

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Ask about support systems as relevant for the role. If you're told "we are very lean and look for people who want to wear many hats" or "you are empowered to make things and do things foryourself" then run. There may be little/no support, training, collateral, administrative functions, or other things that allow you to focus on your core duties.

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I once ended an interview when the hiring manager made a comment about the role being highly "political" - meaning the person in this role would have full responsibility over projects' outcomes, but little to no formal authority, so the only way for them to achieve desired outcomes would be through some form of quid pro quo with powers that be. Thank you, not inters ted! Next!

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