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CEO shares the No. 1 question to ‘never ever’ ask at a job interview—’wait until you’re called back’

If you’re a job seeker, here’s a piece of advice you likely won’t hear from anyone else: Never ever ask an employer what their remote work policy is during the job interview.

Before you say, “OK, boomer. Times have changed!”, know that I’m actually a firm believer in hybrid and remote work. It removes much of the pointless face time and unnecessary friction of office life. Plus, people who have more agency in their lives are generally happier.

But it’s time to face reality. As the Federal Reserve continues its rate-hiking campaign to tame inflation, millions of jobs could be at risk this year.

As a CEO, investor and founder, I’ve learned a lot about dealing with uncertainty. After acceptance, the second rule of crisis management is survival — and landing a job in this soon-to-be cutthroat job market will require some finessing and compromising.

What employers really think about remote work

A 2022 survey from GoodHire found that 78% of managers thought some in-person work was preferred. And 51% said their companies would “definitely consider” pay cuts for employees that refused to return to the office.

Inevitably, many leaders and CEOs, like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, believe the pendulum has swung too far in favor of remote work, and that performance is suffering as a result.

Taking it one step further, following their mass layoffs, Meta has paused offering remote work options for new hires. 

It doesn’t matter how exceptional you are

Wait until you’re called back

This digital nomad lives on $47 a day in Croatia



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