After a year at EmCasa.com, I’m getting ready for a new job or project (let me know of a good one by the way: email@example.com). At this point it’s clear that there are questions I should ask the people hiring me, probably before agreeing on the engagement.
Here’s a list of them:
- What do you expect me to accomplish in 1 week?
- What do you expect me to accomplish in 1 month?
- What do you expect me to accomplish in 3 months (if the above two are met with responses)?
- Who’s the team I’ll initially be working with, and what does each of the people do?
- Is there a designated project manager in place?
- Do you use methodologies such as Scrum, Agile?
- Do you have daily standups, weeklies or recurring meetings?
- Do you have a project board? Can I look at it?
- Do you use Slack or some similar tool?
It’s ongoing at this point. I’m also agnostic about the order. Of course, in a conversation, it’s hard to stick to a script and that’s not the main idea anyway. But asking a few of these, I feel, will increase the likelihood of initiating better work relationships.
These blog posts also have good points-of-view:
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