Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Make Sure a Prospective Employer is a Good Fit

According to a recent article in SHRM, many professionals feel that their employer’s core values are frequently not aligned with their own and this feeling can lead to lowered productivity or even silent sabotage of projects and ideas.

For the job seeker, it is important to determine if the organization you are interviewing with provides a good cultural fit and matches your life priorities and core values. It’s acceptable to engage the hiring authority in questions that help you determine fit. Don’t be afraid to inquire about the company’s values and culture, philosophy on work hours, and strategies the company uses to keep employees fulfilled in their work. Do a Google search to find out anything you can about the company and help validate your perceptions. This type of information will help you make a qualified decision if an offer is extended.



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