Welcome! Here we are again, looking at your dream job. Isn’t that just uplifting? What did you discover in the last exercise (see step #21)? Do you work to live or do you live to work? No matter how much you enjoy your job, if you hate your boss, it is very challenging to find your work fulfilling and enjoyable. Do you often expect your boss to behave in a certain way, to react in a way or deal with the situation just as you would?
“Successful people understand that ideal boss does not exist, but the one you can respect, work and communicate with assertivly does.”
Ideal boss means different things to different people. In reality, there is no such a thing like an ideal boss. Some bosses may be better leaders and managers than others but let’s not speculate on what would make a good boss in general. Let’s discover what kind of boss can you imagine working with. In fact, are you clear:
What kind of person would you enjoy working for ? What kind of manager can you respect? What kind of boss would irritate you?
Why? Because you will have a great opportunity to discover at the interview if this person can be the one you can imagine working with (for). It is your decision to accept an opportunity to work for someone else. You have a unique opportunity to ask your potential boss a number of questions to find out how they manage, motivate and support their team, what their weekly routine is (and more) at the interview. You can also ask about specific outstanding results of their team … The list is endless. So let’s get going.
“Finding a good boss it’s like finding a good date. You will find him/her when you have clarity.”
Step #22 coffee break exercise:
- Think about your dream job and the person you would want to work for (report to or be managed by).
- List at least 3-4 sentences for each of these questions:
- What type of person would you respect as a manager?
- What type of person would you enjoy being managed by?
- What managerial style suits you?
- What type of manager would irritate you?
- Prepare a list of 5 questions that help you discover the managerial style and personality of your potential manager.
- Share about your discoveries with your buddy. Supporting each other will help you find your dream job and it’s fun to do it together.
*Haven’t got a buddy but need the support with your job search? Feel free to join our FB group and share with us.
Have you ever thought of being so specific and define your own boss? Always happy to read about your discoveries. Feel free to leave a comment below.