A smart CTO type told me he’s thinking about his next move the other day. I encouraged him to think about these 5 question-topics as he evaluates his next job (it’s inspired by “The 5 C’s” we like to talk about).
1) Career Development
What do you need in your next job to be making progress towards your career goals…what will get you from Point A to Point B?
What’s the ideal personality of team/people you want to join? Is there a certain type of manager you want in your next job?
Is there anything you’re passionate about to express your “creative” side — something you’d work on even if you didn’t get paid?
Where exactly would your next gig be? Close to home? Close to public transit? Somewhere bikeable? Somewhere near killer restaurants? At home?
And what hours do you prefer?
What type of pay are you looking for in terms of salary, bonus, commissions and equity?