BLUF: How can we, the candidates, know the real-truth about the company and which questions to ask?
A potential new job is a two-way street. The company wants the best person to fulfill the role and we want to be in the company that suits a variety of parameters that are important for us.
There are endless amount of resources that help recruiters ask the correct questions and filter out the mismatches. Of course, candidates often prettify the truth about themselves, however, there are many resources that help recruiters minimize the false recruits.
On the other hand, there are many questions that are important for me. For example:
- Are you (my boss) a micro-manager? Do you empower/praise your directs? Will you expect me to be available on weekends and after work hours? etc...many things about the boss and company culture.
Many bosses/HR representatives will not answer this directly and honestly. Furthermore, I do not always know what to ask in the first place.
It is very unfortunate to land a job and after several months understand it was totally not what you expected and was presented in the first place and then start looking for another job.
My Question is: Are there resources that teach which questions to ask? What are the important things I should pay attention to? what should raise a red flag?...etc?
Is there a book/podcasts on how to interview the future company/boss?