7 Ways to Find Your Perfect Job

Focusing just on salary is a sure way to end up miserable.

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6) Staten encourages job seekers to ask managers pointed questions not only about what it's like to work at the company but also what it's like to work for them. "Your boss's working style should be a fit for your working style," Staten says. Some questions worth asking: What is your ideal employee? How will you evaluate my performance? How do you define success in your employees? How do you like to manage products and people?

7) Ultimately, trust your instincts. "If you're getting a sense you guys don't have a chemistry, that maybe this isn't the right fit for you," Staten says, "I think that says a lot."