How can you evaluate the kind of boss you'll potentially be working for when you come in for an interview?
- Evaluate the corporate culture. In "How to Assess the Corporate Culture of a New Job," Randi Bussin advises candidates to ask lots of questions (such as "What three words or phrases would you use to describe the company/department culture?") and make sure to spend time in the workplace before accepting any offer.
- Play to your strengths. In "Know Your Greatest Strengths," M.J. Ryan counsels job seekers to determine whether their thinking is more analytic, procedural, relational or innovative, then to make sure they're matching those strengths to a workplace that will appreciate them.
- Quit with class. Sometimes you've just got to make a move. But as Lee E. Miller writes in "Resign with Class," a dignified exit that doesn't leave your team hanging can be even more important to your career than a running start.