Good managers are not easy to find. Some are neglectful. Some are micromanagers who control every step of yours. And some are just abusive.
A good manager helps you grow in your career, gives feedback, and is respectful. Three things that you can expect from such a manager:
One-on-one meetings. 1-1 serves two purposes. First, it helps create a connection and make communication more personal. Second, it’s an opportunity to regularly discuss work-related issues.
Feedback and workplace guidance. You will inevitably make mistakes. The sooner you get to know about them, the better. Criticism should be delivered in private, while praise – in public.
Training and career growth. Your manager is responsible for finding resources for your career growth. They may need to send you to attend conferences or take classes to upskill. Besides, he can contribute to your growth directly, helping you get promoted.