When I was looking for my first Architectural and Engineering Manager position, I was excited by all the information in the job descriptions. I did my homework on the company, the folks I would be working with, the company performance, and how the position stacked up to other organizations.
When I got the job, you always find there is more going on, but I found that by asking the right questions on the interview, there were few surprises and no misrepresentations about what the job was or how I was going to set out to do the job.
Most risks surrounding a job come from what happens over time and are hard to be anticipated by your manager or director, things like, reorganizations, mergers or the business divesting your group. My advice? Always be ready with good job performance, document what you do each week and reflect it to your management and always have your resume ready!
Cindy recommends the following next steps:
- Read "Who moved my cheese?"