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.
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 ...