Posted on | April 15, 2012 | No Comments
By Sean Conrad, Brazen Life
Brazen Life is a wonderful lifestyle and career blog for ambitious young professionals.
So you’ve landed what you thought was going to be a great job. But you find yourself working fast and furious without any real clarity about what’s expected of you, what your priorities are or how well you’re doing. You’d like to broaden your skills with maybe a course or an industry conference… but good luck getting support for that. You’re a high performer, so you’d hoped to use this gig as a stepping stone to bigger things, but your manager is clearly not interested in your career advancement.
You start to look for a new job, something that will be a better fit, something with a future. But how do you know the new scene will be any better?
Here’s a one word answer for you: ask. That’s right — ask about career development during the interview.
The interview process isn’t only for potential employers to learn about you. It’s also a great opportunity for you to dig a bit on topics like:
- Does the company have any kind of process for giving employees feedback? How often does that happen? Is it formal or formal? How does it work?