Having a brief job interview with only a few questions might seem like a blessing, but this lack of thoroughness could be widespread across the organization and signal a culture of letting things slide into crises bad for a business and its workers. "It could also be that they are desperate to hire — which, if they are, you should prepare to work under pressure from the get-go," says Vincent Scaramuzzo, president of Ed-Exec, a recruiting firm. "A lax approach to interviewing and recruiting could also be a sign of instability and a lack of vision." At the least, make sure you extend the interview long enough to answer your own questions about the organization's culture and its future: Why the company is filling the role, what the day-to-day of the job is like, what its values are, and how it lives out these values.
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