How to evaluate if the community role is right for you?

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Hritika Singh
November 20, 2023

Say you have one or multiple offers at hand and have to make a decision of choosing one, what would be your deciding criteria? While it differs from person to person, here are some questions that you can ask yourself and the interviewer to understand if the role is the right fit for you -

  • Do the responsibilities of the role match your expertise? Make sure the role you are being offered matches your qualifications and years of experience.
  • Is the stage of the community a good fit for you? Whether you want to build a community from the ground up or scale an established community to even greater heights will decide this. You should have a clear understanding of the stage the community is in and if that fits in with what you want.
  • How does the leadership think of its community? For you to thrive in a community role, it is extremely crucial for the leadership to believe in the power of community and not just view it as an experiment.
  • What would you be expected to bring to the table? Expectation setting at the very beginning will help you smoothly transition into your new role. Be very clear about your KPIs and your goals.
  • What would your day at work look like? The job descriptions can be vague sometimes. Having a broad understanding of the key tasks that you have to work on a daily basis will help you match your expectations.
  • What tools and platforms are they using? This will help you have a better understanding of all the places your expertise can help and where you need to up skill.
  • What does their community roadmap look like? A broad overview of this will give you an idea of what you would be working on in the next 30-60-90 days at your new community job. See if this matches your expectations and excites you.
  • What is the culture of the company? Always ask the right questions about the culture of the company and the people you will be working with.

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