As a developer, it is one of your responsibilities to make sure you are in full control of your one-on-one. Your manager will be there to guide you but you need to make sure you create an agenda for the meeting.

These questions will help you structure your one-on-ones with your manager

1:1 <date>

What is the agenda of the one-on-one?

<aside> πŸ’‘ Set an agenda of the meeting


What do you want to accomplish with your time in the company?

<aside> πŸ’‘ Is your manager aware of your goals? let them know what you would like to accomplish with your time in the org.


What are your growth goals?

<aside> πŸ’‘ If you don’t have goals, it might be a good idea to start setting goals with your manager and do this together. This will help them feel more in control of your career.


Is there a blocker or a problem that is on your mind?

<aside> πŸ’‘ Share the blocker or problem and ask help from your manager. They are here to support and guide you. Set the agenda of the meeting to this problem and give context beforehand.