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When you are switching firms, what do you care about? What kind of questions do you have? Do you ask about where the company is going and what strategies they are taking? How do you ask about culture? Do you ask about happy hours or team composition? What matters to you other than compensation and WLB? I’m trying to be a more curious person, and not just focused on the money

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Learning opportunities is a good one to ask about. Type of projects…I think if I didn’t know what type of projects I would be working on that would actually look bad on me. That would show that I literally don’t know what the role is, wouldn’t it? I didn’t think about asking about clients…isn’t that not really allowed? I guess I can ask about size, industry, etc. Do you actually care about that though and why? Right now I’m not particular about any client

I try to understand what kind of people the management and leadership are. There’s no specific questions I ask, just things I’m curious about. But if I notice they’re shady, low integrity, used car salesman vibe, etc then I can’t see myself working with them. During an interview I had a director of a small company keep pressing too hard for salary expectations. He kept goading me with “you should know your worth/value” over and over. Pretty big red flag for me. If this was his idea of negotiating, I had nothing to learn from him. And I would have no confidence working for a company if that’s what they’re relying on that to keep business coming.

Promotion process. Do they reward hard workers?

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