1. Call the customers and vendors of your prospective employer. Customers have the most real-world and revealing information. They can tell you about things like financial ability, quality, and ethics. Real truth will come from the people they do business with every day.
2. Do a google (or dogpile) search on your prospective employer. Google and dogpile will reveal any rumblings good or bad.
3. Take some kind of assessment (aptitude test) to determine what you have an aptitude for. You may be a round peg in a square hole.
3.5 Weigh, consider, and measure everything about your next job EXCEPT money. Too often money is a false indicator of the-grass-is-always-greener syndrome. If you take everything into consideration, the long term chances for your success will be greater
Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Sales Bible, and Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless. President of Charlotte-based Buy Gitomer, he gives seminars, runs annual sales meetings, and conducts internet training programs on selling and customer service. Subscribe to his free weekly sales ezine at www.gitomer.com. He can be reached at 704/333-1112 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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