“Why is this job available?” is a question you should ask during the interview stage, but if you don’t, make sure you ask it before accepting a job offer, says Erica Moore-Burton, Esq., principal of Round Hill Search in Los Angeles and author of “The Little Professional P.I.N.K. Book of Success.”
Did someone leave because there was a difficult member of staff that they couldn’t get along with? Were they were overwhelmed with the work? Was the work not challenging enough?
“It could simply be that the incumbent moved on to a better opportunity, or relocated, but you never know,” said Moore-Bruton. “I think job seekers often fail to ask this question, but setting yourself up for success entails gleaning as much information about a role as possible.”