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Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest Leave the Workplace and How You Can Help Them Stay by Freada Kapor Klein

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7.8. Making an Assessment from the Outside

With so many signs to read and so many signals to discern, potential employees can become overwhelmed by what they need to know before saying "yes" to a job offer. The following comprehensive checklist can help you make a real assessment from the outside before you step in. If possible, find a person at the company with interests and a lifestyle similar to yours, who is working at a job similar to the one you're seeking, and ask the following questions in each key area.

7.8.1. Daily Worklife

  • What are the most rewarding aspects of your day-to-day job?

  • What are the most frustrating aspects of your day-to-day job?

  • What does it take to be successful here? Do criteria for success differ for different departments/divisions/practice ...

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