Questions to ask yourself of a prospective employer - Deepstash

Questions to ask yourself of a prospective employer

  • Does the company value your time? Recruiters may prioritise their own time and have no care for your time.
  • Are their expectations reasonable? If the application feels like a second job, the companies' expectations may be over the top.
  • What do they do with your ideas? Instead of feeding a company your valuable ideas for free, a better solution may be to solve a previously solved problem or critique an existing solution.
  • How clear is their communication?


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