Should Corporate Culture Be Important To Your Job Search?
You have found the perfect job and managed to secure an interview…but are you right for each other?
The majority of organisations spend time and effort searching for the right candidates which fit in with their mission statement and culture, but how much research should you do prior to your interview?
Your recruitment company will be able to point you in the right direction, as they have been fully briefed by the client; however, there are a few steps you can take to make sure you and your chosen company are a perfect fit.
What is their corporate culture?
Corporate culture is generally considered to refer to the types of behaviour, attitude and values that are expected of a company’s employees. It may be solidly outlined in the form of a company aim or business plan, or it could be formed organically by the very people the company employs.
So why is it important? It is essential for your career growth and satisfaction that you are surrounded by like-minded people who share your views, and vice versa. Usually, most companies create an emphasis on teamwork at every level; if you don’t get on with your team it may affect your standard of work.
Visit their website, read testimonials and familiarise yourself with the company’s corporate culture. You need to decide what type of workplace atmosphere you’ll be most productive in, in order to have a happy work-life balance.
You will find that many companies have a mission statement, especially in the building and renewable energy sectors. These are the companies that are passionate about what they do and especially how they do it. If their corporate message starts a fire in your belly, you were meant for each other.
What are you passionate about?
This is a good place to start, if you are clear about your work ethos and your ideal career development, it will be a lot easier to match your views to the company.
It will also help you to see clearly how your current skills can be transferable. This is a key issue at the moment, especially in the renewable energy sector, which is struggling to find candidates with the exact requirements. Your skills and passion may be very appealing to a potential employer even if they don’t exactly match what is on the job description.
Interview the interviewer
This sounds obvious but don’t forget that the interview process is a two-way affair. You are there to sell yourself after all and as well as answering questions with confidence, this is also your time to ask questions.
Ask about their corporate culture and mission statement. Does the company promote continuous employee growth and development? Do they have a social responsibility policy?
Most companies will be delighted in your interest, as candidates often never get around to showcasing this. This could start an engaging and animated discussion which will not only relax you but will highlight the research you have done into the company and what they do.
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About A and D Recruitment
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Founded by recruitment experts Alessia and Darren Williams, A&D Recruitment has successfully placed candidates in a diverse range of roles over the last 13 years.
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