JOB SEARCH TIP: Can they tell you about their culture in 100 words or less?

30 Jul

Yesterday I wrote about a friend of mine who encountered a recruiter who couldn’t tell him anything about their culture. It reminded me of an exercise I used a while back where I asked employers to answer the following question:

“How would you describe the organization’s culture, in 100 words or less?”

As a job seeker, I’d encourage you to ask this question about a prospective employer:

~ Ask it to the recruiter.

~ Ask it to a former employee.

~ Ask it to a customer.

~ Ask it to supply chain partner.

Each of us has skills and experiences we can bring to the table, AND we need to find a place where we the culture of the organization is more-than-less aligned with what is important to us.

Ask the question to several folks. Take notes and summarize what you’re hearing. A great job with a culture that is not aligned to you can be a problem.

It’s a new day. Let’s get started.

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