There are so many blogs that discuss hiring the candidate that has the best cultural fit the company but what about ensuring the company you’re going to work for has the right cultural fit for you?
Let’s look at what steps you can take to make sure that your new role is with a company that is right for you.
Research the company
It is essential that you do your research. With a lack of skilled talent and the number of vacancies rising, it’s become tempting for organisations to market themselves as something they aren’t. Younger generations are looking for workplaces that they feel happy in and feel that cultural alignment is one of the most important parts when making the decision to accept a role.
So, make sure that you’re putting the work in to research potential employers and getting a true picture of their brand and not the one they try to sell you.
Get in touch with other employees
A simple LinkedIn search of the organisation you’re looking to join, should bring up a whole list of people that currently work there – connect with them, talk to them and find out what the culture is like. They are likely to be more honest with you and this is a great way to introduce yourself to future colleagues.
Use a Specialist recruiter
Applying through a generic job board is less likely to get you a job where you feel that yours and the company’s cultures completely align.
Working with a specialist recruiter like Access Talent who specialise in IT Project Management roles, is the most beneficial way to find a role you can be successful and happy in. By getting to know the company culture and spending time getting to know the candidates, we can ensure cultural fit leading to a long employment for both parties.
Remember, the fit has to be right for both parties, don’t try and make yourself fit into an organisation. You’ll become unhappy with your position, with the people around you and ultimately, it will end with you leaving the job.
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