During the interview process, you had a singular goal: to get an offer. Now that you have one, you must determine whether the job and organisation are a good fit for you. Your first port of call: prospective colleagues. Ask to spend a few hours with your potential team for a group meeting or brainstorming session. Observe how the team members interact with each other. Ask them questions like: What are you working on at the moment? And what gets in your way? You also need to get to know your new boss. Quiz your prospective manager about their vision for the organisation. Behind-the-scenes research is necessary too. Reach out to your network to identify people who know the company. Ask, What is this organisation like to work with? Finally, reflect on whether the organisation is a place where you will thrive. You’re never going to have perfect data, and beware analysis paralysis. Trust your judgment.
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