Have you even taken a new job and found, to your horror, that it didn’t turn out the way you thought it would?
Perhaps promises were broken.
Or someone forgot to tell you about certain distasteful elements of the job.
Or you found out you were the seventh incumbent in three years.
Or no one mentioned the noncompete agreement.
Or you learn the company is 120 days past due on its bills.
Or…you get it…things you wish you’d known.
Here’s a due diligence guide. Please feel free to keep it bookmarked on your computer and share it with friends:
July 2017: I want to add a note for you to ask about whether or not you will be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. You can see more about why here. It isn’t pretty.
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